Personalized Service Creation by Non-technical Users in the Homecare Domain

Mohammed Zarifi Eslami, Alireza Zarghami, Brahmananda Sapkota, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    One of the conditions for the successful introduction of ICT-based homecare services is to allow non-technical persons such as home nurses to personalize these services. We refer to this process of homecare service personalization as service tailoring. Service tailoring can be done by configuring and composing previously developed and deployed service building blocks. In this paper, we describe an approach that employs predefined information of care-receivers, called user profile, to hide most of the technical details from care-givers who do the service tailoring. First, we define the information to be included in a user profile and patterns that represent composition structures corresponding to common homecare tasks experienced in homecare. Then, we define how the service tailoring process can exploit information contained in the predefined user profiles. After that, we illustrate the approach with a tailoring scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-417
    Number of pages9
    JournalProcedia computer science
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
    Event2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies 2011 - Niagara Falls, Canada
    Duration: 19 Sep 201121 Sep 2011
    Conference number: 2


    • METIS-281657
    • IR-78994
    • Personalization
    • EHealth
    • Service oriented computing
    • Service tailoring
    • EWI-21027
    • User Profile
    • User-centric
    • ambient assisted living
    • Homecare
    • service adaptation
    • SCS-Services
    • User Modeling


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