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DOI: 10.34916/el.2019.11.09

Todorka Glushkova, Stanimir Stoyanov, Irina Krasteva, Veneta Tabakova-Komsalova Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski” (Bulgaria)

Abstract: The synergy between physical and virtual space determines the need to develop Cyber-Physical Spaces (CPS) systems that are used in all areas of life, including education. The Virtual Physical Space (ViPS) is an ecosystem of the Internet of Things that is being developed at the Distributed Learning Centre (DELC) Lab of the Plovdiv University in Bulgaria. The space is the successor to the e-learning environment DeLC, providing electronic learning materials and e-services for different groups of learners. ViPS is being developed as a reference architecture that can be adapted to various Cyber-Physical-SocialSpace (CPSS) applications. The article will present an intelligent school educational multi-agent system called BLISS built on ViPS. As part of this system, we will present an electronic school diary based on Block chain technology, which will limit the ability to manipulate data sensitive to change. The goal of the system is to provide adequate and timely assistance and support to all participants in the learning process through specially developed personal assistants, while ensuring reliability and security of storing sensitive information.

Keywords: Cyber-Physical Social Space, ViPS, IoT, Blockchain technology


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