Prottoy: A middleware for sentient environment

Fahim Kawsar*, Kaori Fujinami, Tatsuo Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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Our approach towards context awareness is to retrieve contextual information by augmenting our daily life objects (like a chair, a mirror etc.) with sensing capabilities. We call such artefacts sentient artefacts. To avoid developing dedicated context-aware application integrating these artefacts, there is a need for a generic computing platform that can assist application programmers to develop and deploy applications easily and rapidly. We present a framework titled "Prottoy" for context-aware applications. The framework provides a generic interface for interacting with sentient artefacts in a unified way, regardless of their type and properties. As a result, application development is simple, rapid and independent from the underlying environments. This paper describes the design and implementation of Prottoy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded and Ubiquitous Computing - International Conference EUC 2005, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
EventInternational Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2005 - Nagasaki, Japan
Duration: 2005 Dec 62005 Dec 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3824 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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