Complex services on local systems for control of devices or processing of ambient conditions and other measurements enable the creation of sophisticated applications in different domains.
The R&D project OSAMI-D is the German subproject of the European ITEA project OSAMI (Open Source Ambient Intelligence). Its assignment is to create a flexible service infrastructure for efficient and timely construction of such applications.
Based on the OSGi platform which maintains and manages local services contributing to an application the German consortium lead by Materna AG designs novel services and technologies to create a construction kit usable for various application areas. The medical scenario of a home-based monitored cardiac rehabilitation training for patients serves as test-bed for the development.
For this goal domain-specific as well as common concepts, services, and technologies are created covering the areas of security, maintenance and configuration services, system management and the training scenario itself.
Siemens C-LAB coordinates technical issues in the German project and develops (semi-)autonomous management concepts and services for OSGi-based scenarios. Together with the University of Paderborn certain aspects of usability of the project's application are overseen.
Because OSGi constitutes a local nearly SOA-enabled environment, some results promise to establish a universal (vertical) integration of management processes on enterprise-level SOAs - for instance in a hospital. Therefore the "design for serviceability" of the services to be employed and the enhanced management utilizing intelligent, context-aware technologies is the focus of Siemens efforts in the project.
Joint with universities, industry, and applications partners domain-spanning (horizontal) services are conceived, together with vertical services for the medical domain - like special medical record encodings etc.
Supported by close networking with the international OSGi community standardization issues are promoted and in the international OSAMI context parts of the development will be made available for a greater audience under an Open-Source licence.
Project funded by: BMBF / DLR
Project duration: 07/2008 - 12/2011
Corscience GmbH & Co KG, Materna AG, OFFIS e.V., Prosyst Software GmbH, Schüchtermann Kliniken, Atos - Siemens AG (Siemens IT Solutions and Services C-LAB), Technische Universität Dortmund, Universität Paderborn, Universität Rostock
Dr. Wolfgang Thronicke
, C-LABProject website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSAMI-D