How Research can Help to Create Commercially Successful Ubiquitous Services

How Research can Help to Create Commercially Successful Ubiquitous Services

Teea Palo (University of Oulu, Finland), Kaisa Koskela (University of Oulu, Finland), Timo Koivumäki (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland) and Jaana Tähtinen (University of Oulu, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch063
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Abstract

Adaptation is one of the key requirements to handle the increasing complexity in today’s computing environments. This chapter focuses on the aspect of adaptation that puts the user into focus. In this context it introduces the different adaptation types possible for ubiquitous computing services like interaction, content, and presentation. To allow for an automatic adaptation it is important to get some means about the users. Basic requirements to model the users and approaches to personalize applications will be presented.

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