Current society is witnessing an age of computing ubiquity where the digital world is not longer limited to closed work, home or social environments but increasingly envelops every aspects of private and social life and their surroundings. However, if computing power is to serve us, and the converse is to be denied, then individual components and their rich panoply of services must be able to operate without significant intrusion. To achieve this, such services would require a high degree of supporting knowledge, including knowledge about the social, computational, and physical environments in which they are situated, as well as self-knowledge about their own functioning. While this provides the knowledge with which they can, eventually, manage and configure themselves it does also makes them more self-aware or in short it makes them smarter. However, in order to get ‘smarter’, the environment, its entities and services need some form of properly represented, well correlated and widely accessible repositories, which leads to the concept of knowledge networks which is the focus of this work.
Towards Self-organizing Knowledge Networks for Smart World Infrastructures / M., Baumgarten; Bicocchi, Nicola; K., Curran; Mamei, Marco; M. D., Mulvenna; C. D., Nugent; Zambonelli, Franco. - In: INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS. - ISSN 1751-1461. - STAMPA. - 2:(2006), pp. 123-134.