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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-015-12-2353


On the Personalization of Personal Networks - Service Provision Based on User Profiles

Ioannis G. Nikolakopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Charalampos Z. Patrikakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Antonio Cimmino (Alcatel-Lucent Italia S.p.A., Italy)

Martin Bauer (NEC Europe Ltd., Germany)

Henning Olesen (Copenhagen Institute of Technology (AAU), Denmark)

Abstract: In this paper, we present a user profile definition scheme featuring context awareness. Though the scheme has been designed to meet the needs of web applications deployed over heterogeneous devices, emphasis is given in the deployment of the profile scheme over Personal Networks (PNs), as the personalization of the deployed applications and services in PN environments is of great importance. The proposed scheme is presented as part of an integrated framework for user profile management that takes into account (and is therefore compliant to) the existing standardization attempts. The overall architecture and description of the profile management framework, taking into account security issues inside Personal Networks, is presented. The paper concludes by showcasing how user profiles have been incorporated in a selected pilot service of the EU IST research project MAGNET Beyond.

Keywords: context, identity, personal network, service architecture, user profile

Categories: C.3, J.0