ASTRA is a set of software tools for mediated interpersonal awareness, addressing the need to stay in touch with family and friends or the need to be reassured regarding their well-being. The software provides a service oriented architecture, user tools, and applications that support communities to appropriate Pervasive Awareness applications.
The ATRACO Project is a prototype implementation of a trusted ambient ecology system that runs and manages activity spheres in an Ambient Intelligence Space. Activity spheres are realized by automatically discovering, selecting, and adapting smart devices (artefacts) existing in the space, according to user's preferences, customs, and activities. OWL ontologies are used for modeling user profile, devices, activities, and goal descriptions. Abstract plans are bound to specific devices, methods, and values through semantic matching.