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Information Systems and e-Business Management

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 421–439 | Cite as

Ubiquitous computing: connecting Pervasive computing through Semantic Web

Original Article

Abstract

Ubiquitous computing refers to building a global computing environment where seamless and invisible access to computing resources is provided to the user. Pervasive computing deals with acquiring context knowledge from the environment and providing dynamic, proactive and context-aware services to the user. A Ubiquitous computing environment is created by sharing knowledge and information between Pervasive computing environments. In this paper we propose a framework that uses the potential of the Semantic Web to weave Pervasive computing environments into a Ubiquitous computing environment. We discuss how the collaboration of these Pervasive environments can create an effective Ubiquitous computing environment referred herein as the Integrated Global Pervasive Computing Framework (IGPF). We test the effectiveness of the Ubiquitous environment through a small scenario from a prototype system that we have implemented over this framework to handle medical emergency scenario.

Keywords

Ubiquitious computing Pervasive computing Semantic Web Context aware services 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and EngineeringUniversity of MissouriKansasUSA

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