Exploiting passive advantages of sentient artefacts

Fahim Kawsar*, Kaori Fujinami, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Sentient artefacts are our everyday life objects augmented with various sensors for value added services. We have been exploiting these artefacts for perceiving user context and proving proactive context aware services while keeping their natural appearances and roles intact. From our observations of these artefacts we have identified two passive advantages besides their explicit value added functionalities. The first is a profile-based participation of the artefacts in the application scenarios thus making the artefacts generalized, independent; of the applications and reusable in various scenarios. The second one is the role of the static artefacts in identifying the location of the mobile artefacts thus eliminating the requirement of any dedicated location infrastructure for proactive services. In this paper we have discussed these two issues with illustrations of our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing Systems - Third International Symposium, UCS 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540462872, 9783540462873
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 112006 Oct 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4239 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems, UCS 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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