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Enabling user-oriented management for ubiquitous computing : the meta-design approach

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This paper presents iPlumber, a user-oriented management system for ubiquitous computing environments. Different from previous low-benefit "zero-configuration" systems or high cognitive-cost "end user programming" tools, our work attempts to attain a better balance between user benefits and cost by exploring the meta-design approach. A set of typical management activities in ubicomp environments are supported, from basic-level software sharing, foraging, and low-cost software configuration to advanced-level cooperative software co-design and error handling. These activities are elaborated through a smart home control scenario. The usability of our system is validated through an initial user study with a total of 33 subjects to test the management activities from an open exhibition environment and a controlled university environment.

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hal-00673027 , version 1 (22-02-2012)

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Bin Guo, Daqing Zhang, Michita Imai. Enabling user-oriented management for ubiquitous computing : the meta-design approach. Computer Networks, 2010, 54 (16), pp.2840-2855. ⟨10.1016/j.comnet.2010.07.016⟩. ⟨hal-00673027⟩
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