AMBINET – AN ENVIRONMENT FOR AMBIENT-ORIENTED MODELING
Keywords:Calculus of Context-aware Ambients, Cyber-Physical-Social Systems, Intelligent agents, Smart city.
AbstractThe concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is closely related to the concepts of Cyber-Physical System (CPS) and Cyber-Physical-Social System (CPSS). A key feature of these technologies is the integration of the virtual and physical world. In this paper, an environment for ambient-oriented modeling called AmbiNet is presented. The environment AmbiNet is implemented as a component of the reference architecture known as Virtual Physical Space (ViPS) that can be adapted for CPSS applications in various domains, for example a smart city, a personal touristic guide, or education. The need for virtualization of things from the physical world in a formal way is also considered. In the paper, the usability of the environment is demonstrated by modeling of services delivered to tourists in an intelligent city. The architecture of ViPS is also briefly described. Furthermore, the virtualization and modeling of spatial aspects through the AmbiNet formalism is demonstrated by an example.
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