A User Interface for a Jini-Based Appliances in Ubiquitous Smart Homes

  • Seong Joon Lee
  • Won Tae Kim
  • Kwang Seon Ahn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4953)


The goal in this paper is to provide the uniform appliances interface. One of the problems with many of existing appliances may be not used the same interface for different devices, because the respective device have their heterogeneous characteristics and limitations, even among different versions made by the same manufacturer. Therefore, if end-users can have the remote controller meaning any device that is installed UI which provide the interaction between different providers and various versions, he or she is able to more efficiently control a device. In this paper, we present a system, called REMOCON, which approaches this problem by building natural language interfaces, and by using the instant messenger. In Ubiquitous smart homes environment, this mechanism can make various services to be used among service agents. Based on the mobility of service agent on the Jini platform and instant messaging system (IMS), the mobile device can receive the rapid notify from its federation leader in order to download the necessary service, to remove the unnecessary service, or to update the newly service without reconfiguring the system. Also, using the natural language processing, the client is possible to express smoothly the order. Therefore, our proposed agent-based management system for ubiquitous smart homes provides a user-friendly interface, and can make use of add-on functionalities of the IMS such as voice chatting, SMS, and multimedia.


Natural Language Processing Advance Encryption Standard Home Network Home Appliance Network Address Translation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seong Joon Lee
    • 1
  • Won Tae Kim
    • 2
  • Kwang Seon Ahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityBuk-guSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringKaya UniversityGoryeong-gunSouth Korea

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