Memorias de investigación
Development methodology for semantic and distributed systems, with emphasis in Ambient Assisted Living Domain

Research Areas
  • Clinical medicine and epidemiology,
  • Biomedicine,
  • Engineering,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

Semantic technologies are used to share data, link data, and perform high level abstraction and reasoning over data. Distributed computer systems take advantage of networks to split the computing, storage, sensing, and network-ing workloads over di?erent nodes. Semantic and Distributed systems are systems which combine both paradigms, enabling ubiquitous computing and semantic interoperability between heterogeneous components. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is a technological paradigm where the user becomes the centre of the system, and the system is the environment the user lives in. AAL not only de?nes heterogeneous environments, services and technologies, it is also must address the complete spectrum of possible users. One particular area AAL is used extensively is in Active and Healthy Ageing, or the application of technologies to facilitate the ageing process of individuals, their relatives, as well as positively impacting society as a whole. In this context a model for AAL oriented Semantic and Distributed sys-tems is proposed, examining 9 simultaneous perspectives for the analysis and design of said systems considering all complex scenarios they may entail. In order to validate Semantic and Distributed Systems, from the multiple per-spectives of the di?erent stakeholders involved in AAL, as well as itemizing concrete technological values of the system a value oriented multi-dimension evaluation methodology is proposed. This methodology is used to determine and analyse the required values from AAL semantic and distributed plat-forms. A cocreation methodology is proposed for the overall development of semantic and distributed systems, combining both the proposed model and methodology. The model validated by applying it to 3 distinct and unique AAL related concept projects, showing the extents the model could be used for. The AAL platform values are evaluated and analysed thoroughly through the partici-pation of up to 60 individuals, covering all involved stakeholders. The model, and AAL platform values, are analysed to produce a set of improvements over existing AAL platform (universAAL IoT), this process is used as validation of the ?tness of the proposed model and methodology; as well as the valida-tion of the AAL platform itself. The Cocreation Methodology is reviewed for its application of 2 large scale projects, analysing the concrete experiences, results, and lessons learned in each one.
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería