Services Evolution in Elderly Care Ecosystems

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The aging process typically requires personalized care services for each individual. In this context, a collaborative elderly care ecosystem can support the provision of integrated services that may combine contributions from multiple providers. Through composition of services a personalized solution, tailored to the individual customer, respecting her/his requests, preferences, lifestyle, and constraints, can be achieved. An additional issue the ecosystem must deal with is the problem of evolution, as individual’s care needs are not static over time. Consequently, the care services need to evolve accordingly to keep the elderly’s requirements satisfied. This process of services’ adaptation is challenging since many services can be dependent on each other, and there are various constraints that need to be observed before adaptating and enacting new services. In this paper, we exploit socio-technical aspects of service adaptation in the context of elderly care ecosystems. Starting with a service personalization method previously proposed, we introduce various cases of evolution of elderly care services in response to new requirements. The method considers customer’s inputs and suggests evolution plans based on the MAPE-K methodology. An application example is then introduced to illustrate the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Networks of Cognitive Systems - 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHamideh Afsarmanesh, Yacine Rezgui, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99127-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99126-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Collaborative networks
  • Elderly care ecosystem
  • Service Composition and Personalization
  • Service evolution


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