JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 3    Issue : 4    Date : April 2008

A Spatial Communication Model for Ubiquitous Computing Services
Ichiro Satoh
Page(s): 10-20
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Abstract
The paper presents a location-aware communication approach in smart home environments. It is
constructed on a symbolic location model to represent the containment relationships between
physical objects, computing devices, and places. It enables people and devices to discover and
connect with their communication partners according to their co-locations. It also provides
non-smart objects, including home appliances, everyday objects, and places, with virtual
counterpart, which are not only their representations but also work as proxies of their targets. This
paper presents the design for this approach and describes its implementation and applications.

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