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Personalized Service Discovery in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
January-March 2009 (vol. 8 no. 1)
pp. 58-65
Kyung-Lang Park, LG Electronics
Uram H. Yoon, LG Electronics
Shin-Dug Kim, Yonsei University
In ubiquitous computing environments, users want to discover the most appropriate service to support their tasks. Because the most appropriate service depends on user preferences and context, service discovery protocols should personalize results. A service discovery framework based on the virtual personal space (VPS)—that is, a virtual administrative domain of services managed for the user—aims to provide this personalization. In this framework, personal operating middleware embedded in a personal device manages a set of contextually close services in the user's VPS. An inference module supports this management. Laboratory evaluations show that the VPS framework helps users find high-quality, appropriate services.

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Index Terms:
distributed systems, service discovery, personalization, ubiquitous computing
Citation:
Kyung-Lang Park, Uram H. Yoon, Shin-Dug Kim, "Personalized Service Discovery in Ubiquitous Computing Environments," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 58-65, Jan.-March 2009, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2009.12
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