Exploiting Interaction Affordances: On Engineering Autonomous Systems for the Web of Things

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Interaction Affordances are central to the W3C Web of Things (WoT): they allow Consumers to identify and use the capabilities provided by Web Things. Ideally, interaction affordances would allow consumers to arrive-and-operate in any W3C WoT environment: given an entry URI, consumers would be able to achieve their tasks in an autonomous manner by navigating the hypermedia and deciding among the various options presented to them at run time. A central challenge then, which is not typically within the scope of Web engineering, is how to design, program, debug, monitor, and regulate such autonomous consumers of Web Things. The engineering of similar autonomous systems has been studied to a large extent in research on multi-agent systems (MAS), and we believe that tapping into the large body of MAS research holds great promise for unlocking the full potential of the W3C WoT. In this position paper, we motivate and present our vision for autonomous systems in the WoT, and support this vision with a prototype for industrial manufacturing. We then discuss some of the challenges and opportunities raised by bringing autonomy to the WoT.

Authors Ciortea, Andrei; Mayer, Simon; Boissier, Olivier & Gandon, Fabien
Language English
Subjects computer science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 3 June 2019
Title of Book Proceedings of the Second W3C Workshop on the Web of Things
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer
Date Deposited 03 Jul 2019 07:54
Last Modified 03 Jul 2019 11:39
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/257262

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Ciortea, Andrei; Mayer, Simon; Boissier, Olivier & Gandon, Fabien: Exploiting Interaction Affordances: On Engineering Autonomous Systems for the Web of Things. 2019.

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