Handling Heterogeneous Device Interaction in Smart Spaces

  • Daqing Zhang
  • Manli Zhu
  • Hengseng Cheng
  • Yenkai Koh
  • Mounir Mokhtari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)


Smart spaces pose significant technical challenges in heterogeneous device interaction/integration, user/environment perception, as well as system interoperability. As devices become more powerful and connected, the users are required to understand complex device functionalities in order to carry out simple tasks, and thus experience more and more frustration with the increase of device types and complexity. In this paper, we first examine some key issues and challenges in smart spaces, and then we propose a lightweight middleware which enables the spontaneous device interaction and can hide the complexity of heterogeneous device connection from the end users. Implementation details of the middleware prototypes are presented.


Smart Home Semantic Space Smart Space Personal Device Service Invocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daqing Zhang
    • 1
  • Manli Zhu
    • 1
  • Hengseng Cheng
    • 1
  • Yenkai Koh
    • 1
  • Mounir Mokhtari
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Infocomm ResearchSingapore
  2. 2.GET/INT Institut National des TélécommunicationsFrance

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