Wireless Networks

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 689–700

Smart Identification Frameworks for Ubiquitous Computing Applications


  • Kay Römer
    • Department of Computer ScienceInstitute for Pervasive Computing
  • Thomas Schoch
    • Department of Computer ScienceInstitute for Pervasive Computing
  • Friedemann Mattern
    • Department of Computer ScienceInstitute for Pervasive Computing
  • Thomas Dübendorfer
    • Department of Electrical EngineeringComputer Engineering and Networks Lab

DOI: 10.1023/B:WINE.0000044028.20424.85

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Römer, K., Schoch, T., Mattern, F. et al. Wireless Networks (2004) 10: 689. doi:10.1023/B:WINE.0000044028.20424.85


We present our results of the conceptual design and the implementation of ubiquitous computing applications using smart identification technologies. First, we describe such technologies and their potential application areas, then give an overview of some of the applications we have developed. Based on the experience we have gained from developing these systems, we point out design concepts that we have found useful for structuring and implementing such applications. Building upon these concepts, we have created two frameworks based on Jini (i.e., distributed Java objects) and Web Services to support the development of ubiquitous computing applications that make use of smart identification technology. We describe our prototype frameworks, discuss the underlying concepts and present some lessons learned.

ubiquitous computingRFID tagsvirtual counterpartsJiniWeb Services
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