For more recent research activities, please refer to my webpage at INRIA.
My research is focused on the design and development of semantic-based middleware solutions
to support context-aware applications in pervasive environments.
Semantic metadata (profiles and policies) support flexible and expressive modeling of possibly complex system/context information,
and allow automated reasoning to infer additional knowledge from available data.
I am investigating how semantic technologies can be successfully exploited:
- to enhance pervasive computing applications
with context and socially aware features;
- to design usable security systems based on policies
that users can understand and manage.
Past and current research projects include:
The Proteus framework -- Context-aware policy-driven security solutions for pervasive environments.
The MIDAS and S-MIDAS frameworks -- Context-aware and secure discovery of services using semantic techniques.
The SAMOA framework -- Semantic-based middleware solutions to support anywhere and anytime social networks.