Linking between personal smart spaces

Sarah Gallacher, Elizabeth Papadopoulou, Nick K. Taylor, Morgan Howard Williams, Fraser R. Blackmun

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One approach to the development of pervasive systems is based on the notion of Personal Smart Spaces (PSSs). A PSS is implemented as an ad hoc network and may be either fixed or mobile. When one PSS encounters another, communication is established between them. This may be used to alert one user to the presence of another, or a fixed smart space to the presence of a mobile user. There is considerable potential for applications using this type of functionality and it could become an important component of pervasive systems in the future. However, one problem with this is that it is difficult to detect when one PSS is close enough to another to be relevant. The Persist project has built a pervasive system based on PSSs and investigated the problems of their interaction in order to demonstrate this functionality. This paper discusses the problem of proximity and attempts to address it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking, and Services
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642291548
ISBN (Print)9783642291531
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20109 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


Conference7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems 2010
Abbreviated titleMobiQuitous 2010
CitySydney, NSW


  • inter-PSS communication
  • Pervasive systems
  • smart spaces
  • ubiquitous systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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