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  • Stabeler, Matthew; Cellai, Davide; Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2009)
    We propose a prototype for a real-world, human network proximity experiment with detailed recordings of the position of individuals. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive dataset to investigate the internal correlations ...
  • Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2008)
    While it is desirable for all computing and communications systems to have well-defined and verifiable behaviour, autonomic systems must additionally guarantee that their adaptive behaviour is correct, both in the sense ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Bailey, Eoin; Knox, Stephen; Shannon, Ross; Quigley, Aaron; SFI (IEEE Computer Society, 2007)
    Control systems must increasingly be designed to involve collections of hardware and software components, both of which may evolve over the lifetime of the system, and which are expected to provide self-managing, adaptive, ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Coyle, Lorcan; O'Hare, G.M.P.; Hinchey, Mike (IEEE Computer Society, 2009)
    Mobile sensors are an attractive proposition for environmental sensing, but pose significant engineering problems. Not least amongst these is the need to match the behaviour of the sensor platform to the physical environment ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Sterritt, Roy; Nixon, Paddy; Hinchey, Mike (IEEE Computer Society, 2010)
    Efforts since 2001 to design self-managing systems have yielded many impressive achievements, yet the original vision of autonomic computing remains unfulfilled. Researchers must develop a comprehensive systems engineering ...
  • Martinez, Josu; Dobson, Simon (2009)
    Autonomic computing aims to provide self-management and adaptation in the implementation of complex (large, heterogeneous, distributed) systems over time. Such adaptations must be stable, in the sense of maintaining the ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy; Coyle, Lorcan (IEEE Computer Software Society, 2007)
    Event-based systems are a popular substrate for distributing information derived from sensors to be used in driving adaptive behaviour. This paper argues that using events directly provides a poor model of context, and ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Farragher, Linda (Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science, 2000)
    Most modern programming languages are complex and feature rich. Whilst this is (sometimes) an advantage for industrial-strength applications, it complicates both language teaching and language research. We describe our ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Trinity College Dublin, Dept. of Computer Science, 1999)
    We are currently witnessing a convergence of several threads of technology and business imperatives. The idea of a virtual enterprise (VE) – a business built from both organizationally and geographically distributed units ...
  • Ye, Juan; Clear, Adrian K.; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon (Springer-Verlag, 2009)
    Through advances in sensing technology, a huge amount of data is available to context-aware applications. A major challenge is extracting features of this data that correlate to high-level human activities. Time, while ...
  • Murdoch, Olga; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon (19th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS) 2008, 27-28 August, 2008, Cork, 2008)
    Stock photo libraries are the most common means for publishers and advertisers to find images for their media. Searching for the perfect photo can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. This is because searching is often ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Stevenson, Graeme; Knox, Stephen; Nixon, Paddy (Association for Computing Machinery, 2009)
    Pervasive systems present the need to interpret large quantities of data from many sources. Context models support developers working with such data by providing a shared representation of the environment on which to base ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (IEEE Computer Society, 2008)
    Treating autonomic systems as solving individual, isolated problems misses the opportunity to consider adaptation as an object of study in its own right. We propose a grand challenge of supporting adaptation in an open ...
  • Williamson, Graham; Cellai, Davide; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Springer, 2009)
    Many modern network applications, including sensor networks and MANETs, have dynamic topologies that reflect processes occurring in the outside world. These dynamic processes are a challenge to traditional information ...
  • Coyle, Lorcan; Neely, Steve; Rey, Gaetan; Stevenson, Graeme; Sullivan, Mark; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Kaist Press, 2007)
    Systems for home automation can make a vital contribution to the wellbeing of individuals requiring moderate amounts of support for day-to-day living. Existing systems suffer both from competing and often closed standards ...
  • Clear, Adrian K.; Shannon, Ross; Holland, Thomas; Quigley, Aaron; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Springer, 2009)
    One of the key challenges faced when developing context- aware pervasive systems is to capture the set of inputs that we want a system to adapt to. Arbitrarily specifying ranges of sensor values to respond to will lead ...
  • Knox, Stephen; Clear, Adrian K.; Shannon, Ross; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon; Quigley, Aaron; Nixon, Paddy (2007)
    Context-aware systems that rely on mobile devices for user interaction must address the low bandwidth of both communications and more importantly the user’s limited attention, which will typically be split between several ...
  • Knox, Stephen; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligenc, 2010)
    Pervasive computing requires the ability to detect user activity in order to provide situation-specific services. Case-based reasoning can be used for activity recognition by using sensor data obtained from the environment. ...
  • Dobson, Simon (Springer-verlang, 2007)
    Ambient intelligence involves synthesising data from a range of sources in order to exhibit meaningful adaptive behaviour without explicit user direction, driven by inputs from largely independent devices and data sources. ...

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