Extending Mobile Devices with Spatially Arranged Gateways to Pervasive ServiceDiscovery and interaction with services is as much a user interface problem as a networking problem. In this paper we introduce a system in which mobile devices are seamlessly extended with Gateways to services in their environment. The gateways are realized as widgets that are arranged around the edge of the mobile device's user interface to indicate the direction of discovered services, thus providing the user with an overview of interaction opportunities. The gateways also afford direct access to services integrate with the device's interface, for example supporting drag-and-drop of objects to a gateway and through the gateway to the corresponding service.
In 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Mobile Interaction Devices (PERMID 2007) - Mobile Devices as Pervasive User Interfaces and Interaction Devices - Workshop at the Pervasive 2007 , Sunday May 13, 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
RelateGateways : A User Interface for Spontaneous Interaction with Pervasive Services RelateGateways is a user interface and system that supports end-user discovery of and interaction with services dynamically encountered in their immediate environment. The interface is designed for mobile devices and indicates available services through small widgets arranged at the periphery of the screen based on a compass metaphor. Mobile Spatial Interaction.
Using Sensor Networks to Enable Interactions With Pervasive Services
In SensorNet 2007: Exploring the future of sensor networks and their commercial applications, Lancaster University Conference Center, 30 May 2007, Lancaster UK
RelateGateways: Using Spatial Context to
Demonstration at the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2007), Austria, September 2007.
The RelateGateways Project
Our everyday life is surrounded by pervasive services such as those offered by printers, public displays, multimedia systems, workstations, etc.
While on the run we should be able to use the mobile devices we carry along to interact with these services.
Yet, a number of studies have shown that it is rather complicated for users to identify available services in an unknown context and initiating an interaction often involves a complex configuration phase.
The RelateGateways architecture proposes a spatial user interface and a discovery framework that address these problems.
- 05.11.2007: Version 1.5 of the RelateGateways framework and user interface released. The major improvement of this version is the integration with the Relate sensor network for positioning. Thanks to Carl Fischer for his major work on this release.
- 29.10.2007: Dominique Guinard received the "Fritz-Kutter Award in Information Management 2007" for his work: RelateGateways: An Architecture to Enable Spontaneous
Mobile Spatial Interaction with Pervasive Services.
- Started as the Master Thesis of both Sara Streng and Dominique Guinard.
- Project's supervision: Hans Gellersen.
- RelateGateways Architecture and Service Framework
(Master Thesis): Dominique Guinard.
- Spatial Condition Toolkit (Master Thesis): Sara Streng.
- Gateways User Interface: Sara Streng (LMU, Germany), Dominique Guinard.
- Integration of the User Inteface Migration System (EBL): Donatien Grolaux, Jean Vanderdonckt (UCL, Belgium), Dominique Guinard.
- Relate Hardware extends and integration: Carl Fischer, Matthew Oppenheim, Dominique Guinard.
- RelateGateways framework and user interface:
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- RelateGateways: An Architecture to Enable Spontaneous
Mobile Spatial Interaction with Pervasive Services (Fritz-Kutter Award 2007).
Master Thesis of Dominique Guinard, contains the documentation of the RelateGateways architecture and prototyping framework.
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- Interaction With Co-located Devices Using Relative Spatial
Master Thesis of Sara Streng, contains the documentation of the Spatial Context Toolkit.
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Below you will find a selection of the publications, posters and presentation related to the Relate Gateways project.