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Profile Management for Dynamic Groups

Hallberg, J, Backlund-Norberg, M, Synnes, K and Nugent, CD (2009) Profile Management for Dynamic Groups. In: Intelligent Patient Management. Springer, pp. 297-313. ISBN 978-3-642-00178-9 [Book section]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00179-6_18


There is a growing need in supporting social networking for groups who often become isolated, such as elders living at home. In a social network people with similar diseases and ailments can find each other and share information to improve their understanding of their illness. Group communication tools can help maintain a virtual social network and provide a base for information retrieval. Nevertheless, they often lack the strengths of the social networking tools and vice versa. Within this work we have developed a new concept called dynamic groups. Dynamic groups make creation, management, and usage of groups for communication and social networking easy. Nevetheless, for this to work the profile management system is required to handle more than just user information, it is required to provide users with control over their data and offer privacy and customisation capabilities. This article presents HomeCom, a model for profile management in dynamic groups. It also presents the solutions for making queries, as well as the solutions for privacy and customisation using multiple profiles and an integrated rule engine.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:11183
Deposited By: Professor Christopher Nugent
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 15:54
Last Modified:29 Apr 2015 12:13

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