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UBiquitous Intelligence infraSTRUCTture

Living lab approach


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Ubistruct is a service oriented - open source - middleware platform for the internet/web of things. The architecture of the middleware is structured around a set abstract functionalities that simplify the registration, the discovery, the selection and orchestration of real world objects and services, which evolve in the cyber-physical ecosystem.

The communication with and between the objects and services is handled through direct invocation or through publish subscribe. The latter are simplified for the programer by using simple key words. Dynamic planning, orchestration and choreography agents are used to operate dynamically complex services that are context aware and can adapt them selves to QoS demands and environment drawbacks.

Context awareness is of paramount importance. Its centered on multi modal geo-positioning and on the recognition of users' situations and activities. We use for that various sensing technologies and geo-positioning systems such as Kricket (Ultra sound combined with radio), Wifi Finger printing, RSSI based triangulation and trilateration with Zigbee or 6lowPan WSN or the new the newly bluetooth low energy, which is still under investigation.

Ubistruct refers also to living laboratories that are created by the community members in order to design and experiment ubiquitous intelligence technologies. The latter are general enough to support assistive services in smart spaces and in smart cities. Co-creation and open innovation through living labs is a widely recognized approach for creating user's centric and sustainable technologies and services in a laboratory environment, where experimentation conditions are closely similar to what is happening in the real world.

Today, we are building two living labs. The first one, is created at the LISSI laboratory premisses. It is dedicated for Ambient Intelligence Applications that include Building Monitoring and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). The second living lab, which is under creation, will be setup at the TUT university, Pretoria, South Africa. It will be dedicated for designing new sensing technologies and experimenting both low scale and large scale monitoring systems. The two living labs are open spaces for motivated researchers that are seeking to extend their theoretical work and evaluate their findings in the general domain of ubiquitous intelligence.

The research and development activities are undertaken in the context of the following ITEA 2 projects: A2Nets and Web of Objects.

The ubistruct living Lab is hosted and sponsored by the LISSI laboratory -
University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC)

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