Smart-its friends: A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts

Lars Holmquist, Friedemann Mattern, Bernt Schiele, Petteri Alahuhta, Michael Beigl, Hans-Werner Gellersen

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing is associated with a vision of everything being connected to everything.However, for successful applications to emerge, it will not be the quantity but the quality and usefulness of connections that will matter.Our concern is how qualitative relations and more selective connections can be established between smart artefacts, and how users can retain control over artefact interconnection.We propose context proximity for selective artefact communication, using the context of artefacts for matchmaking.We further suggest to empower users with simple but effective means to impose the same context on a number of artefacts.To prove our point we have implemented Smart-Its Friends, small em-bedded devices that become connected when a user holds them together and shakes them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing
Subtitle of host publicationUbiComp 2001
Pages116-122
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-45427-4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Sep 200719 Sep 2007

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number2201
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007
Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2007
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period16/09/0719/09/07

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Holmquist, L., Mattern, F., Schiele, B., Alahuhta, P., Beigl, M., & Gellersen, H-W. (2001). Smart-its friends: A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts. In Ubiquitous Computing: UbiComp 2001 (pp. 116-122). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 2201
Holmquist, Lars ; Mattern, Friedemann ; Schiele, Bernt ; Alahuhta, Petteri ; Beigl, Michael ; Gellersen, Hans-Werner. / Smart-its friends : A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts. Ubiquitous Computing: UbiComp 2001. 2001. pp. 116-122 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 2201).
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Holmquist, L, Mattern, F, Schiele, B, Alahuhta, P, Beigl, M & Gellersen, H-W 2001, Smart-its friends: A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts. in Ubiquitous Computing: UbiComp 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 2201, pp. 116-122, International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, 16/09/07.

Smart-its friends : A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts. / Holmquist, Lars; Mattern, Friedemann; Schiele, Bernt; Alahuhta, Petteri; Beigl, Michael; Gellersen, Hans-Werner.

Ubiquitous Computing: UbiComp 2001. 2001. p. 116-122 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 2201).

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Holmquist L, Mattern F, Schiele B, Alahuhta P, Beigl M, Gellersen H-W. Smart-its friends: A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts. In Ubiquitous Computing: UbiComp 2001. 2001. p. 116-122. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 2201).