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EasyLiving: Technologies for Intelligent Environments [chapter]

Barry Brumitt, Brian Meyers, John Krumm, Amanda Kern, Steven Shafer
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the current research in each of these areas, highlighting some common requirements for any intelligent environment.  ...  The EasyLiving project is concerned with development of an arch it ectu re an d t echn ol og ies for i nt ell ig ent env iro nmen ts wh ich al lo w t he d ynamic aggregation of diverse I/O devices into  ...  Acknowledgements:Many thanks to Victor Bahl, Chad Ellman, Mary Czerwinski, Michael Hale, Steve Harris, Nebojsa Jojic, and Daniel Robbins for their invaluable contributions to the EasyLiving project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-39959-3_2 fatcat:xa4gvuyl2nfljbjp6tqk3orx4m

User requirements for intelligent home environments

Carsten Röcker, Maddy D. Janse, Nathalie Portolan, Norbert Streitz
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 joint conference on Smart objects and ambient intelligence innovative context-aware services: usages and technologies - sOc-EUSAI '05  
The study employed a scenario-driven approach and used quantitative and qualitative methods to elicit feedback from the target user population on concepts for intelligent home environments.  ...  This paper presents the results of an empirical cross-cultural study conducted at six different sites in five European countries in the context of the EU IST-IP project Amigo, Ambient Intelligence for  ...  Other projects as, e.g., EasyLiving [6] and Aware Home [7] address more fundamental challenges of intelligent home environments. A detailed overview of related work can be found in [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1107548.1107581 fatcat:gpz67achw5apxmwbt22gbifesy

Multi-camera multi-person tracking for EasyLiving

J. Krumm, S. Harris, B. Meyers, B. Brumitt, M. Hale, S. Shafer
Proceedings Third IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance  
While intelligent environments are often cited as a reason for doing work on visual person-tracking, really making an intelligent environment exposes many realworld problems in visual tracking that must  ...  In the context of our EasyLiving project in intelligent environments, we created a practical person-tracking system that solves most of the real-world problems.  ...  Practical Problems of Tracking People in Rooms We are developing an intelligent environment called EasyLiving.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vs.2000.856852 fatcat:g7xqalsoinedndbryewpnivrni

Designing a Ubiquitous Smart Space of the Future: The Principle of Mapping [chapter]

Taysheng Jeng
2004 Design Computing and Cognition '04  
EasyLiving is developing a prototype of architecture and technologies for building intelligent environments.  ...  Oxygen, DreamSpace, and EasyLiving projects.  ...  EasyLiving is developing a prototype of architecture and technologies for building intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-2393-4_30 fatcat:mfqhfunipbbbdl3hunj77rytni

Location based models for pervasive road networks

A. Roxin, J. Gaber, M. Wack
2007 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services  
Space models for location-based applications are presented. Considered realistic applications concern intelligent vehicles and pervasive road networks.  ...  Important considerations are the positioning technology available and the network coverage, as well as device support for networking technologies.  ...  This project is mainly focused on an indoor environment -specifically on a living room. EasyLiving uses an explicit spatial model to store its spatial information.  ... 
doi:10.1109/perser.2007.4283954 dblp:conf/icps/RoxinGW07 fatcat:2ktt2nytxjddxn6rxfib4hncd4

Better Living Through Geometry

Barry Brumitt, Steven Shafer
2001 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
This paper introduces three scenarios which benefit from geometric awareness, examines three existing mechanisms for providing geometric knowledge, and then describes the EasyLiving Geometric Model.  ...  In particular, the focus is on improving the user experience of systems which are comprised of many independent devices and heterogeneous perception technologies.  ...  Introduction The goal of the EasyLiving research project [5] is the development of a prototype architecture and necessary technologies for intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s007790170028 fatcat:d33sugp4nzc3ji4dlhczxxilbm

Ubiquitous computing and the role of geometry

B. Brumitt, J. Krumm, B. Meyers, S. Shafer
2000 IEEE personal communications  
Though the need for research in distributed computing, perception, and interfaces is widely recognized, the importance of an explicit geometric world model for ubiquitous computing has not been well-articulated  ...  Mark Weiser described ubiquitous computing as, "invisible, everywhere computing that does not live on a personal device of any sort, but is in the woodwork everywhere." [11] The EasyLiving project at Microsoft  ...  Introduction The goal of EasyLiving research project [8] is to develop a prototype architecture and necessary technologies for intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/98.878536 fatcat:7xz445jucffixfcagpwy2466vu

Pervasive computing: a paradigm for the 21st century

D. Saha, A. Mukherjee
2003 Computer  
I n 1991, Mark Weiser, then chief technology officer for Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, described a vision for 21st century computing that countered the ubiquity of personal computers.  ...  "The most profound technologies are those that disappear," he wrote.  ...  EasyLiving The EasyLiving project of Microsoft Research's Vision Group ( is developing an architecture and related technologies for intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2003.1185214 fatcat:jrrrojjjabeprbqayem3cus4qa

Multimodal appliance cooperation based on explicit goals

Thomas Heider, Thomas Kirste
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 joint conference on Smart objects and ambient intelligence innovative context-aware services: usages and technologies - sOc-EUSAI '05  
This requires software technologies that enable appliances to cooperate spontaneously on behalf of the users needs.  ...  Smart Environments are increasingly composed from individual components (smart appliances) that have to assemble themselves into a coherently acting ensemble.  ...  EasyLiving.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1107548.1107614 fatcat:57pemy6dtncslmclot5n2j4wai

State of the Art: Embedded Middleware Platform for A Smart Home

Ehsan Ullah Warriach
2013 International Journal of Smart Home  
Pervasive computational environments, such as our future homes are a prominent example of this tendency.  ...  Second, we look at pervasive methodologies and technologies that are relevant to the middleware platform.  ...  Acknowledgement The research is supported by the EU project Smart Homes for All, contract FP7-224332.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijsh.2013.7.6.27 fatcat:drbhcdiuxneuxgii6gkw4x4gpe

Construction of an Intelligent Room Based on Gesture Recognition

Kota IRIE, Naohiro WAKAMURA, Kazumori UMEDA
2007 Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C  
: Technologies for Intelligent Environments, Proc.  ...  (8) http://oxygen.lcs.mitedu/E21.html (9) Brumitt,B., et al., EasyLiving  ... 
doi:10.1299/kikaic.73.258 fatcat:d3nisk45xbfzhk52l34pj7mbpa


2001 Wireless LANs and Home Networks  
Most of these features are directly inherited from Intelligent Environment except for the last one, which is prominently important for a smart classroom while not a requisite of a general Intelligent Environment  ...  DreamSpace], Microsoft Research's EasyLiving [EasyLiving] etc.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812799562_0002 fatcat:2gaonrnn75gxldkc4g6akxvzk4

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments20114Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. Berlin: Springer 2010. $229.00 (hardcover) xviii, 1294 pp. (100 illustr.) 974‐0‐387‐93807

H. Nakashima
2011 Kybernetes  
3 Designing User Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544 3.1 The User-centered Process . .  ...  The dComp Ontology -An Overview . . . 457 Using Multi-modal Sensing for Human Activity Modeling in the Real . 572 Part V Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Smart  ...  Part IX Projects Computers in the Human Interaction Audio-Visual Output Technologies .  ... 
doi:10.1108/03684921111169602 fatcat:vzpxididpfb5lceysolr3sjd6a

An Application of Context Middleware Based on Fuzzy Logic for Wireless Sensor Networks

Ye NING, Ruchuan WANG, Shouming MA, Zhili WANG
2009 Wireless Sensor Network  
The research of context-aware computing based on wireless sensor network (WSN) aims at intelligently connecting computers, users, and environment.  ...  The middleware can be very effective to provide the support runtime services for context-aware computing. In this paper we propose middleware architecture for context processing.  ...  The EasyLiving project [7] from Microsoft focuses on development of an architecture and technologies for intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.4236/wsn.2009.15045 fatcat:5g65pvloobfyvh5dmiitjek77y

iSpace- Smart Monitoring of Higher and Further Institutions in UK

Panagiotis Petridis, Oliver Goh, Ian Dunwell, David Wortley, Sara de Freitas
2010 2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Environments  
Microsoft 's EasyLiving Project focuses on an environment that is aware of the users' presence and can adjust the environment according to the user requirements [10] .  ...  The IHome project explores the use of managing the intelligent agent by using a multi agent system technology.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ie.2010.72 dblp:conf/intenv/PetridisGDWF10 fatcat:qvv3z3yzjzdmtlnuecbpshyclq
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