Smart furniture: A platform for context-aware embedded ubiquitous applications

Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

In ubiquitous computing environment, many embedded computers, sensors, devices, and networks are connected for creating context-aware embedded ubiquitous applications. We often build a smart house or a room to demonstrate such context-aware ubiquitous applications. However, the cost and time for building such a house is a barrier to the deployment of various embedded ubiquitous applications. We have developed Smart Furniture which instantaneously converts the legacy non-smart space into a smart space where location-based context-aware services, service roaming, personalized services and the connectivity to the Internet are provided. Since the Smart Furniture is equipped with embedded networked computers, sensors and various I/O devices, it can provide various services in open public and/or private space. In this talk, we will discuss the issues and future challenges in creating context-aware embedded ubiquitous applications with Smart Furniture. We first introduce four types of Smart Furniture; a pole type, a lamp type, a mirror type, and a message board type. Then, the Smart Furniture middleware and the various types of context-aware ubiquitous applications such as a Personalized Message Board System, a Secure Library System, an Environmental Monitor System, and a Mobile TV-phone System are described. Finally, we summarize the issues and challenges in providing context-awareness, adaptability, time-space coordination, and privacy negotiation in embedded ubiquitous applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventEMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 2004 Sep 272004 Sep 29

Publication series

NameEMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software

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OtherEMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period04/9/2704/9/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tokuda, H. (2004). Smart furniture: A platform for context-aware embedded ubiquitous applications. In EMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT 2004 - Fourth ACM International Conference on Embedded Software).