Prototyping Distributed Physical User Interfaces in Ambient Intelligence Setups

  • Gervasio Varela
  • Alejandro Paz-Lopez
  • Jose Antonio Becerra Permuy
  • Richard J. Duro Fernandez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8530)


Ambient Intelligence systems require the development of highly customized distributed UIs adapted to the user and environment characteristics. They make use of many different devices, from different manufacturers, technologies and modalities. Supporting this wide variety of devices and technologies increases the complexity of a system, affecting its costs and development time. The objective of Dandelion, the solution presented in this paper, is to alleviate this complexity and reduce development costs. Dandelion provides a development framework for distributed physical UIs. It is capable of decoupling the system logic from the characteristics and specifics of the interaction devices, and supports the easy prototyping of different physical realizations of a distributed UI.


physical user interfaces distributed user interfaces ambient intelligence ubiquitous computing user interfaces model-driven engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gervasio Varela
    • 1
  • Alejandro Paz-Lopez
    • 1
  • Jose Antonio Becerra Permuy
    • 1
  • Richard J. Duro Fernandez
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Group for Engineering ResearchUniversity of A CoruñaFerrol, A CoruñaSpain

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