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Papers accepted at IOT 2010 conference

Posted on by Gerd Kortuem

My group has two papers accepted at the Internet of Things 2010 conference.
  • Fahim Kawsar, Gerd Kortuem and Bashar Altakrouri. Supporting Interaction with the Internet of Things across Objects, Time and Space. Internet of Things 2010 Conference (IoT-2010), Nov 29 - Dec 1, Tokyo, Japan [To Appear]
  • Gerd Kortuem and Fahim Kawsar. Market-based User Innovation for the Internet of Things. Internet of Things 2010 Conference (IoT-2010) Nov 29 - Dec 1, Tokyo, Japan [To Appear]
The first paper describes how situated flows, i.e. workflows attached to physical objects and locations, can be used to support long-lasting interactive sessions that span time and space. This is the abstract:
Effectively assisting people in complex and highly dynamic work environment requires advances in high-level declarative activity models that can describe the flow of human work activities and their intended outcomes, as well as novel interaction approach for distributing and coordinating information across physical objects, time and space. This paper describes a novel modeling technique for pervasive systems based on high-level models of human activities, so-called situated flows and presents a corresponding flow driven distributed software framework. This framework provides the foundation for discovery, adaptation and execution of flows in real time matching the dynamics of real world activity and consequently drives the pervasive interaction using push interfaces to facilitate a synergic coordinated interaction experience in dynamic work environments.
The second paper describes our ideas how of how to use user innovation in the IOT, as described by the paper abstract:
The importance of user innovation is widely accepted, but the development of the Internet of Things is primarily driven by large commercial players. Using an innovation perspective, this paper identifies how user innovation and market-based innovation can be combined in the Internet of Things (IoT). A survey of tools for user/developers in the IoT space uncovers a rich set of tools for creation of hardware, software and data but reveals poor support for distribution and sharing of such artifacts. To address this shortcoming we propose connected marketplaces as a way to provide users/developers with rich opportunities for sharing and trading of artifacts, and to enable effective user innovation in the IoT.