An object-oriented model for object orchestration in smart environments

Bergesio, Luca ORCID:, Bernardos Barbolla, Ana M. and Casar Corredera, José Ramón ORCID: (2017). An object-oriented model for object orchestration in smart environments. In: "Procedia Computer Science", 16/05/2017 - 19/05/2017, Madeira, Portugal. pp. 440-447.


Title: An object-oriented model for object orchestration in smart environments
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Procedia Computer Science
Event Dates: 16/05/2017 - 19/05/2017
Event Location: Madeira, Portugal
Title of Book: Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2017)
Date: 2017
Freetext Keywords: Smart object, ubiquitous computing, modeling, object-oriented programming, ECA, Smartphone, smart spaces, IoT
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Nowadays, the heterogeneity of interconnected things and communication technologies creates several small worlds composed of a single object and a smartphone. For each object, the user needs to download a specific application, search and connect the device. The result is a waste of valuable resources: several objects are able to communicate with the smartphone, but they cannot directly interact among them. In this paper, we propose a model that can be used to define a set of standard interfaces suitable for every smart object. Devices that adhere to the same model can be easily controlled and placed in relation among them, creating multi-object behaviors for a smart space. The smartphone is still a control center, but with a single application it is possible to control and personalize spaces in a holistic way, instead of using the traditional one-to-one approach. Moreover, personalization should be portable: it is desirable that a behavior works in as many smart spaces as possible, at least in a similar way as it does in the environment in which it was configured, freeing the user from the tedious task of adapting it manually every time s/he goes to another space. A portable personalization extends the bring your own device paradigm to a new "bring your own space" paradigm. The model is inspired in the object-oriented programming, reinterpreting features such as inheritance and polymorphism to the real world, so it is possible to provide a software system able to adapt existing behaviors to new spaces. The use of the model is exemplified in the paper with two examples of smart spaces.

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Government of Spain
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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Item ID: 50135
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DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.415
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Apr 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 17:07
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