Towards Ambient Business: Enabling Open Innovation in a World of Ubiquitous Computing

Towards Ambient Business: Enabling Open Innovation in a World of Ubiquitous Computing

Christian Schmitt (University of Cologne, Germany), Detlef Schoder (University of Cologne, Germany), Kai Fischbach (University of Cologne, Germany) and Steffen Muhle (University of Cologne, Germany)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-840-6.ch010
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Ubiquitous computing enables the development of new innovative applications and services. Particularly influential on future business services will be the connection of the real with the virtual world by embedding computers or smallest processors, memory chips, and sensors into the environment and into physical objects, as well as using natural, multimodal customer interaction. Bearing in mind that ubiquitous computing entails the interaction of mobile smart objects and local smart environments hosted by different service providers, we propose an open approach to encourage the development of new and innovative smart applications and services. Considering the Open Source community, we assert that such an open approach reveals innovation potentials that cannot be achieved in proprietary information system environments. Most research projects, as well as commercial initiatives, however, focus mainly on specific, proprietary applications like smart shopping environments, and do not incorporate further prospects of using an open approach. Therefore, this chapter discusses as a first step the impact of Open Innovation in a world of ubiquitous computing from an economic perspective. Then, the design of an Open Object Information Infrastructure (OOII) that enables Open Innovation in the context of ubiquitous computing is presented. Finally, an innovative smart service called the Federative Library (FedLib), which represents a first instantiation of the OOII, is introduced to demonstrate the feasibility of the design.

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Chapter 1
Marco Avvenuti, Alessio Vecchio
The growing ubiquity and usability of smart mobile phones can be exploited to develop popular and realistic pervasive computing applications. Adding... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone and Visual Tags: Linking the Physical World to the Digital Domain
Chapter 2
Rachid Benlamri, Jawad Berri, Yacine Atif
This chapter focuses on the theoretical and technological aspects of designing mobile learning (m-learning) services that deliver context-aware... Sample PDF
Context-Aware Mobile Learning on the Semantic Web
Chapter 3
Jose Eduardo Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado, Joao Alvaro Carvalho
This chapter focuses on design methodologies for pervasive information systems (PIS). It aims to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of... Sample PDF
Model-Driven Development for Pervasive Information Systems
Chapter 4
Rui Huang, Gergely V. Záruba, Sajal Das
In this chapter, we will study the localization problem in ubiquitous computing environments. In general, localization refers to the problem of... Sample PDF
Device Localization in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
Chapter 5
Christine Julien, Sanem Kabadayi
Emerging pervasive computing scenarios involve client applications that dynamically collect information directly from the local environment. The... Sample PDF
Enabling Programmable Ubiquitous Computing Environments: A Middleware Perspective
Chapter 6
Dimitrios C. Karaiskos, Panayiotis E. Kourouthanassis
RFID ticketing systems constitute a particular type of pervasive information systems providing spectators of sports events with a transparent... Sample PDF
Determinants of User Acceptance for RFID Ticketing Systems
Chapter 7
Stephen Kimani, Silvia Gabrielli, Tiziana Catarci, Alan Dix
The traditional desktop computing paradigm has had major successes. It also should be noted that we are in a day and age where many good computer... Sample PDF
Designing for Tasks in Ubiquitous Computing: Challenges and Considerations
Chapter 8
Vincenzo Pallotta, Pascal Bruegger, Béat Hirsbrunner
This chapter presents a conceptual framework for an emerging type of user interfaces for mobile ubiquitous computing systems, and focuses in... Sample PDF
Kinetic User Interfaces: Physical Embodied Interaction with Mobile Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Chapter 9
Teresa Romão, Luís Rato, Antão Almada, A. Eduardo Dias
Traffic information is crucial in metropolitan areas, where a high concentration of moving vehicles causes traffic congestion and blockage.... Sample PDF
M-Traffic: Mobile Traffic Information and Monitoring System
Chapter 10
Christian Schmitt, Detlef Schoder, Kai Fischbach, Steffen Muhle
Ubiquitous computing enables the development of new innovative applications and services. Particularly influential on future business services will... Sample PDF
Towards Ambient Business: Enabling Open Innovation in a World of Ubiquitous Computing
Chapter 11
João Pedro Sousa, Bradley Schmerl, Peter Steenkiste, David Garlan
This chapter introduces a new way of thinking about software systems for supporting the activities of end-users. In this approach, models of user... Sample PDF
Activity-Oriented Computing
Chapter 12
Elena Vildjiounaite, Tapani Rantakokko, Petteri Alahuhta, Pasi Ahonen, David Wright, Michael Friedwwald
Realisation of the Ubicomp vision in the real world creates significant threats to personal privacy due to constant information collection by... Sample PDF
Privacy Threats in Emerging Ubicomp Applications: Analysis and Safeguarding
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