Semantics and Provenance for Accountable Smart City Applications, The Role of Semantics in Smart Cities

Abstract: The recent media focus on Smart City services, particularly ride sharing, that provide ordinary users with the ability to advertise their resources has highlighted society’s need for transparent and accountable systems. Current systems offer little transparency behind their processes Continue reading

Collaborative Localization as a Paradigm for Incremental Knowledge Fusion

Abstract: Collaborative localization is the computation of improved spatial coordinates in mobile agents based on their physical meetings in a pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR) system. Upon meeting the agents can exchange information about their subjective position and update it based Continue reading

A Single-Agent Approach to Multiagent Planning

Abstract: In this paper we present a novel approach to multiagent planning in domains with concurrent actions and associated concurrent action constraints. In these domains, we associate the actions of individual agents with subsets of objects, which allows for a Continue reading

Managing Incentives in Social Computing Systems with PRINGL

Abstract: Novel web-based socio-technical systems require incentives for efficient management and motivation of human workers taking part in complex collaborations. Incentive management techniques used in existing crowdsourcing platforms are not suitable for intellectually-challenging tasks; platform-specific solutions prevent both workers from Continue reading

Context-aware Programming for Hybrid and Diversity-aware Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: Collective adaptive systems (CASs) have been researched intensively since many years. However, the recent emerging developments and advanced models in service-oriented computing, cloud computing and human computation have fostered several new forms of CASs. Among them, Hybrid and Diversity-aware Continue reading