An IoT infrastructure for ubiquitous notifications in intelligent living environments

Thomas Kubitza, Alexandra Voit, Dominik Weber, Albrecht Schmidt
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct - UbiComp '16  
Notifications are an important feature to proactively inform smartphone users. However, reading notifications on phones often has a disruptive effect on tasks at hand or social situations. Today's smart home and office environments with their increasingly connected devices provide rich opportunities to deliver notifications in a context-sensitive and multi-modal way into the direct surroundings of a user eliminating the need to fish up the smartphone from the pocket. Due to the missing tool
more » ... ort these opportunities have however neither been sufficiently investigated nor picked up for use in daily lives. With this work we introduce an infrastructure for homes and offices that enables designers and web-developers to design and deploy context sensitive notification strategies using arbitrary connected things and smart home products such as TVs, tablets, projections, lamps, speakers and many more. We introduce the opportunities offered by this platform to go beyond simple Event-Condition-Rules and describe how the system can be used to carry out remotely controlled "in the wild" experiments.
doi:10.1145/2968219.2968545 dblp:conf/huc/KubitzaVW016 fatcat:7sbsn4dndzhcfc67n3glwgfe6y