The concept of the “Internet of Things” has emerged from RFID systems and evolved to ubicomp smart applications and objects which can be discovered and controlled via the Internet. This special issue includes papers on these topics.
Manuel García-Herranz, Pablo Haya, Xavier Alamán
Journal of Universal Computer Science 2010 [download] (JCR 2010, 0.578, Q4)
This article presents a rule-based agent mechanism as the kernel of a ubiquitous end-user, UIindependent programming system. The underlying goal of our work is to allow endusers to control and program their environments in a uniform, application-independent way. The heterogeneity of environments, users and programming skills, as well as the coexistence of different users and domains of automation in the same environment are some of the main challenges analyzed. For doing so, we present our system and describe some of the realenvironments, user studies and experiences we have had in the development process.