23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2003. Proceedings. (2003)
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
May 19, 2003 to May 22, 2003
Alexandros Karypidis , Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas and University of Thessaly
Spyros Lalis , Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas and University of Thessaly
The "tangible file system" is a document management and access infrastructure for the ubiquitous computing era. It provides a transparent user interface which takes advantage of physical user actions for the purpose of directory management, data sharing and document location tracking. This is achieved by digitally augmenting both documents and document containers to detect the location of physical information and to trigger corresponding update actions in the electronic world. The system is built using the Datlet  architecture to allow any ?tool-objects? to be applied to ?data-objects?, thereby enabling an even more natural user interaction based on affordances.
A. Karypidis and S. Lalis, "The Tangible File System," 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2003. Proceedings.(ICDCSW), Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2003, pp. 268.