Graspable and Resource-Flexible Applications for Pervasive Computing at Home

Jarosław Domaszewicz , Spyros Lalis , Tomasz Paczesny , Aleksander Pruszkowski , Mikko Ala-Louko


We envision the home populated with regular objects that allow programmatic access to their sensors and actuators. The objects jointly form a pervasive computing platform, open for thirdparty independently developed applications. A challenge is how to support people in deploying and managing such applications. Today, the user perceives an application as an immaterial artifact, accessed through a screen-based interface of a general-purpose computing device. Contrary to that established paradigm, we propose to reify the pervasive computing application as a simple physical thing, called the “application pill.” The pill can easily be grasped and operated: the user brings the pill home, switches it on, and checks if it works just by glancing at its on/off diode. As the application is destined for many homes, each featuring a different collection of objects, the user should be provided with high-level feedback on how well the application can work in her home. Accordingly, the application pill is also equipped with a simple “functionality level” indicator. The degree to which the application can deliver its functionality on top of an available object collection is captured as a single number and displayed by the pill. We present a concrete proof-of-concept elaboration and implementation of these ideas in a pervasive computing middleware platform targeted at cooperating objects.
Author Jarosław Domaszewicz (FEIT / IT)
Jarosław Domaszewicz,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Spyros Lalis - [Panepistimio Thesalias]
Spyros Lalis,,
, Tomasz Paczesny (FEIT / IT)
Tomasz Paczesny,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Aleksander Pruszkowski (FEIT / IT)
Aleksander Pruszkowski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Mikko Ala-Louko - [Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)]
Mikko Ala-Louko ,,
- Technical Research Centre of Finland
Journal seriesIEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 1705 Computer Networks and Communications; 1706 Computer Science Applications
ProjectPlatform for opportunistic behaviour in incompletely specyfied, heterogenous object communities. Project leader: Domaszewicz Jarosław, , Phone: +48 22 234-5238, start date 13-05-2008, end date 30-04-2011, IT/2008/7 PR/02, Completed
WEiTI 7 Framework Programme (7 FP) [7 Program Ramowy (7 PR)]
The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Lubacz Józef, , Phone: 22 234 65 31, start date 04-05-2012, planned end date 31-03-2013, end date 31-12-2013, IT/2012/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
2013 Domaszewicz Lalis Paczesny Graspable and resource-flexible.pdf 1.42 MB
Score (nominal)45
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ScoreMinisterial score = 45.0, 02-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 45.0, 02-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; WoS Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 5.165; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 4.46 (2) - 2013=4.755 (5)
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