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Ubiquitous Working Environments

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This chapter presents the Ubiquitous Working Environments, a vision for the work environments of the future and how this vision is manifested in current experimental environments and projects at KTH. Building upon the Ubiquitous Computing paradigm, our research targets environments, which support collaborating mobile workers in a seamless way, providing work support anywhere and anytime. In our design work so far, we have been particularly interested in the following three design aspects: First, context aware, proactive, and adaptive services; second, ad hoc configuration and synchronization of available resources, including both devices and services; third, new ways of sharing and using resources in a work environment. The systems we design comprise both devices, services, and their interfaces.

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  • Mobile User
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Work Area
  • Interactive Space
  • Contextual Knowledge

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Acknowledgments

The work has been made possible due to the efforts of postdoctoral researchers: Fredrik Kilander and Harko Verhagen, and PhD students: Peter Lönnqvist, Martin Jonsson, Johan Matsson, Li Wei, Maria Crone, Hillevi Sundholm, and Patrik Werle.

The most important international partner has been the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, represented by professor Terry Winograd, professor Armando Fox, Andrew Milne, Brad Johanson, Arna Ionescu, Lawrence Neely, Andy Szybalski, Wendy Lee, Clara Shih, and Jan Borchers, Stanford (now at Aachen University).

The work described has been made possible due to the generous grants from Alice and Knut Wallenberg Foundation, The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), VINNOVA and the EU IST 5th framework program.

Special thanks to Dr. Saadi Lahlou at EDF for initiating and running the RUFAE network among international institutions interested in this field.

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Jansson, C.G. (2009). Ubiquitous Working Environments. In: Lahlou, S. (eds) Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-098-8_7

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