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The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space
March 2005 (vol. 38 no. 3)
pp. 50-60
Sumi Helal, University of Florida
William Mann, University of Florida
Hicham El-Zabadani, University of Florida
Jeffrey King, University of Florida
Youssef Kaddoura, University of Florida
Erwin Jansen, University of Florida
Many first-generation pervasive computing systems lack the ability to evolve as new technologies emerge or as an application domain matures. Integrating numerous heterogeneous elements is mostly a manual, ad hoc process. The environments are also closed, limiting development or extension to the original implementers.

To address this limitation, the University of Florida's Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory is developing programmable pervasive spaces in which a smart space exists as both a runtime environment and a software library. Service discovery and gateway protocols automatically integrate system components using generic middleware that maintains a service definition for each sensor and actuator in the space. Programmers assemble services into composite applications, which third parties can easily implement or extend.

Index Terms:
smart environments, pervasive computing, collaborative computing, contex-aware computing
Sumi Helal, William Mann, Hicham El-Zabadani, Jeffrey King, Youssef Kaddoura, Erwin Jansen, "The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space," Computer, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 50-60, March 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.107
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