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Issue No. 03 - March (2005 vol. 38)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 50-60
Youssef Kaddoura , University of Florida
Hicham El-Zabadani , University of Florida
Sumi Helal , University of Florida
Jeffrey King , University of Florida
William Mann , 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. <p>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.</p>
smart environments, pervasive computing, collaborative computing, contex-aware computing
Youssef Kaddoura, Hicham El-Zabadani, Sumi Helal, Jeffrey King, William Mann, Erwin Jansen, "The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space", Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 50-60, March 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.107
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