4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Information-centric pervasive healthcare platforms

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        author={Dirk Trossen and Dana Pavel and Kenneth Guild and Jean Bacon and Jatinder Singh},
        title={Information-centric pervasive healthcare platforms},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={Pervasive health information networking},
  • Dirk Trossen
    Dana Pavel
    Kenneth Guild
    Jean Bacon
    Jatinder Singh
    Year: 2010
    Information-centric pervasive healthcare platforms
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8768
Dirk Trossen1,*, Dana Pavel2,*, Kenneth Guild2,*, Jean Bacon3,*, Jatinder Singh3,*
  • 1: Non-affiliated, Colchester, U.K.
  • 2: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
  • 3: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
*Contact email: dirk_trossen2000@yahoo.com, dmpave@essex.ac.uk, kguild@essex.ac.uk, jmb25@cl.cam.ac.uk, jatinder.singh@cl.cam.ac.uk


Pervasive healthcare is gaining attention outside the research community. But real-life deployment of many solutions faces the realities that come with everyday life, namely the existence of boundaries between applications, networks and devices. These often impair the end user experience through failing along these boundaries or enforcing particular end user experiences at them, e.g., by providing single-device or single-network solutions. We intend to address these shortcomings with an approach that places information at the centre of the platform design, including the low-level communication framework. We believe that this approach alone can address the various governance and provenance conflicts that emerge in real-life deployments. This paper describes early work by outlining our design vision as well as early findings on its realization.