Anders Andersen, Randi Karlsen, Personal Information and the personal cloud, Universitetet i Tromsø, 2010.
In the PIA project, a new approach to develop applications concerning personal information is proposed. It is based on the concept of a personal cloud that will provide easy and secure access to a variety of personal information from various devices and services. A semantic-based middleware that supports development of novel applications that can relate and combine personal information is the core of the personal cloud. The adaptive semantic middleware platform combines semantic web technologies, context or situation aware- ness, adaptive security mechanisms, and a high-level expressive programming model to support the development of applications concerning personal information. In this paper we will focus on the personal cloud and context awareness. Three experimental applications that include both personal information and context awareness have been developed to analyze the features of middleware platforms supporting such applications.