Smart furniture: A platform for creating context-aware ubiquitous applications everywhere

Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

In ubiquitous computing environment, many embedded computers, sensors, devices, and networks are connected for creating context-aware 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 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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsLaurence T. Yang, Minyi Guo, Guang R. Gao, Niraj K. Jha
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)354022906X, 9783540229063
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3207
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tokuda, H. (2004). Smart furniture: A platform for creating context-aware ubiquitous applications everywhere. In L. T. Yang, M. Guo, G. R. Gao, & N. K. Jha (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3207). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30121-9_108