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Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 8, Issue 3–4, pp 255–263 | Cite as

An editing tool that manages device associations in an in-home environment

  • Irene MavrommatiEmail author
  • Achilles Kameas
  • Panos Markopoulos
Original Article

Abstract

The forthcoming home environment will comprise numerous computationally enhanced artifacts that are autonomous, but interconnected via an invisible web of network-based services. The approach presented in this paper is to enable end users to make their own applications by linking such artifacts, which are treated as reusable “components.” A key requirement to achieve this is the availability of editing tools that meet the needs of different classes of users. A tool of this kind designed for end users is presented in this paper, together with the outcome of user evaluation sessions.

Keywords

Ubiquitous computing Component architectures End-user programming 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank N. Drossos and J. Calemis for developing the working software of the editor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Mavrommati
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Achilles Kameas
    • 2
  • Panos Markopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Products and Systems Design EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanGreece
  2. 2.Computer Technology InstitutePatraGreece
  3. 3.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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