Smart living environments are beginning to come of age. Smart environments technology may be embedded in the form of sensors to record the behaviour of the inhabitant and through actuators the environment itself may be adapted. Processing of the information collected within the home provides the ability for instance for care of the elderly through remote care assessment and management.
As we move to an age of Smart Homes, the more reliant the elderly and ill become on such environments the more reliable the system must be. They must operate correctly 24/7. The Autonomic Computing paradigm provides a vision of creating self-managing (self-configuring, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protecting) systems to ensure as components fail the system itself continues to operate.
This project will investigate and apply the Autonomic Computing paradigm to smart technology to provide self-managing capabilities for AAL environments.
For more informatin contact email@example.com and/or consult:
 Nugent, C.D. (2007). ‘ICT in the elderly and dementia’, Aging & Mental Health, vol. 11, no.5, pp. 473-476.
 Nugent, C.D, Finlay, D.D., Fiorini, P., Tsumaki, Y., Prassler, E. (2008). ‘Home Automation as a means of independent living’, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 1, pp 1-9.
 Sterritt R, (Aug 2003) "Pulse Monitoring: Extending the Health-check for the Autonomic GRID", Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Autonomic Computing Principles and Architectures (AUCOPA 2003) at INDIN 2003, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 22-23 August 2003, Pages 433-440
 Sterritt R, Bustard DW, (Sep 2006) "A Health-Check Model for Autonomic Systems Based on a Pulse Monitor", The Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, Cambridge University Press, ISSN 0269-8889, Pages 195-204
 Sterritt R, Parashar M, Tianfield H, Unland R, (Jul 2005) "A concise introduction to autonomic computing", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 19, No. 3, Elsevier, ISSN 1474-0346, Pages 181-187
First Supervisor: Sterritt, R Mr
Second Supervisor: Nugent, CD Professor
Collaboration: This project does not involve collaboration with another establishment