SCALA Web System on the Internet of Things: An Exploratory Research in Social Computing

  • Roceli P. Lima
  • Magda Bercht
  • Liliana M. Passerino
  • Rosa M. Vicari
  • João C. Gluz
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 677)


SCALA system is an effort to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) and Social Computing to provide an alternative communication system to improve literacy of people with autism. After introducing SCALA, this work presents a review on the state of the art about the application of IoT technologies to Autism, carried out in five international scientific databases. Based on this study, it is proposed a model for integrating SCALA to IoT with a focus on questions about the literacy process for children with autism. SCALA currently operates on web, desktop and tablet platforms. The proposed technological integration with IoT aims to bring additional functionalities for SCALA, which will enable mediation with its subjects by means of physical objects. Results can be of use for developers of similar systems.


Social computing Internet of Things Autism Alternative communication SCALA system 



The authors are grateful to Foundation for Research Support of the State of Amazonas - FAPEAM (by means of RH-DOUTORADO Scholarships), Federal Education Institute of Amazonas (IFAM), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos the financial support given to this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roceli P. Lima
    • 1
  • Magda Bercht
    • 1
  • Liliana M. Passerino
    • 1
  • Rosa M. Vicari
    • 1
  • João C. Gluz
    • 2
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for Educational Technologies (CINTED)UFRGSPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Post-Graduation Program in Applied Computer Science (PIPCA)UNISINOSSão LeopoldoBrazil

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