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AIM: Design and Implementation of Agent-based Intelligent Middleware for Ubiquitous HCI Environments

AIM: 유비쿼터스 HCI 환경을 위한 에이전트 기반 지능형 미들웨어 설계 및 구현

  • 장현수 (성균관대학교 전자전기컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 김연우 (성균관대학교 전자전기컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 최정환 (성균관대학교 휴대폰학과) ;
  • 강동현 (성균관대학교 전자전기컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 송창환 (성균관대학교 전자전기컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 엄영익 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부)
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

With the emergence of ubiquitous computing era, it has become increasingly important for a middleware which takes full advantage of HCI factors to support user-centric services. Many kinds of studies on HCI-friendly middleware for supporting user-centric services have been performed. However, previous studies have problems in supporting HCI factors, which are needed for user-centric services. In this paper, we present an agent-based intelligent middleware, which is called AIM, that provides user-centric services in ubiquitous HCI environments. We describe the middleware requirements for user-centric services by analyzing various HCI-friendly middleware and design AIM middleware which effectively supports various HCI factors such as context information management, pattern inference of user's behavior, and dynamic agent generation, etc. We introduce service scenarios based on the user's modalities in smart spaces. Finally, prototype implementation is illustrated as a manifestation of the benefits of the introduced infrastructure.

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