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What is Synthetic File System

Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments: Trends and Perspectives
An interface to an entity looking like a file tree. Operations on the entity accessed through the interface happen upon reading, writing, creating, and/or removing files.
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System Support for Smart Spaces
Francisco J. Ballestero (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), Enrique Soriano (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), and Gorka Guardiola (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-857-5.ch010
There are some important requirements to build effective smart spaces, like human aspects, sensing, activity recognition, context awareness, etc. However, all of them require adequate system support to build systems that work in practice. In this chapter, we discuss system level support services that are necessary to build working smart spaces. We also include a full discussion of system abstractions for pervasive computing taking in account naming, protection, modularity, communication, and programmability issues.
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