A Unified Application Service Model for ubiHome by Exploiting Intelligent Context-Awareness

  • Yoosoo Oh
  • Woontack Woo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3598)


We propose a unified ubiHome application service model which provides user-centered services by exploiting intelligent context-awareness. Recently, most of research related to smart home focused on the infrastructure rather than a user, and did not consider effective use of context. Such approaches are not appropriate for a user-centered interface, intelligent home control, flexible extension of application service, etc. In this paper, we design a unified ubiHome application service model by exploiting ubi-UCAM (unified context-aware application model). The proposed model provides services corresponding to a user’s intention and also supports flexible interaction between a user and ubiHome environment. It provides personalized ubiHome environment to each user. The proposed model contributes flexible interaction between a user and ubiHome environment. And it provides personalized ubiHome environment to a user and simplifies extension of various application services. Therefore, the proposed model helps ubiquitous applications obtain users’ context and provide adaptive applications flexibly.


Application Service Smart Home Personalized Service Smart Environment Context Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoosoo Oh
    • 1
  • Woontack Woo
    • 1
  1. 1.GIST U-VR LabGwangjuS. Korea

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