Managing heterogeneous sensors and actuators in ubiquitous computing environments

Riccardo Crepaldi, Albert F. Harris, Rob Kooper, Robin Kravets, Gaia Maselli, Chiara Petrioli, Michele Zorzi

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Abstract

With the increase in the number of sensors and actuators available to ubiquitous computing systems comes the need for architectures that can support the development of intelligent applications and expose the rich control and monitoring capabilities provided by these devices to users. In this work, we present a description of the parameters used to define services provided by sensors and actuators. Using this understanding of the devices that provide sensing and control throughout the environment, we present thedesign of Meditrina, a ubiquitous computing architecture. Meditrina provides clean interfaces for application designers to leverage devices in the environment to support the activities of users in a large variety of scenarios. To demonstrate the power and feasibility of Meditrina, we implemented a prototype, including a room lighting control application. Through the use of the prototype, we show how the architecture facilitates the quick implementation of applications that can react to and affect the environment, even in the face of device failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom'07 Co-Located Workshops - Proceedings of the First ACM Workshop on Sensor and Actor Networks, SANET'07
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages35-42
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781595937353
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event1st ACM Workshop on Sensor Actor Networks, SANET'07 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 9 2007Sep 14 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom'07 Co-Located Workshops - Proceedings of the First ACM Workshop on Sensor and Actor Networks, SANET'07

Other

Other1st ACM Workshop on Sensor Actor Networks, SANET'07
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period9/9/079/14/07

Keywords

  • Sensors and actuators
  • Ubiquitous systems design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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