Section: Scientific Foundations
The following paragraphs give a quick overview of the scientific background of the ACES research activities. Ambient computing and embedded systems are the foundations of person-centric computing. Our group is concentrating on efficient ambient service delivery and programming models ; these are two essential and complementary aspects of ambient computing.
The challenge for ambient and embedded computing is to seamlessly merge information from the physical and virtual worlds, so that programs can act upon and influence the physical world around them. The purpose of a programming model is to represent information as data, and to provide a computational framework for data processing.
The last direction is to examine support for collaborative and business processes in information systems. The departure point of work on a new theme was to consider security issues for ambient information systems.