The overall objective of the GAMBAS project is the development of an innovative and adaptive middleware to enable the privacy-preserving and automated utilization of behaviour-driven services that adapt autonomously to the context of users.
With the advent of powerful Internet-connected objects an increasing number of Europeans have constant access to information on the Internet. Nowadays, these connected objects are causing a drastic paradigm shift in the way people deal with information. Yet, the technical means to access information have only changed marginally. In most cases, information is accessed via the web which requires persons to memorize long URLs, click through web pages or browse through search results.
In contrast, ubiquitous computing envisions services providing distraction-free support. To realize this vision, services themselves must adapt to the user’s situation, behaviour and intents at runtime. This requires services to gather and process the user’s context.
Internet-connected objects provide a promising basis for determining user context in an automated manner on a large scale. The vision of ubiquitous computing, however, extends beyond the boundaries of a single service as it envisions seamless support for everyday tasks.
COORDINATOR: UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
- UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN– Germany.
- ETRA INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO – Spain.
- THE OPEN UNIVERSITY – United Kingdom.
- SPEECHCONCEPT GMBH CO.KG – Germany.
- EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID SA– Spain.
KEY WORDS: Adaptative Middleware, Ubitquitous Compputing, Internet-connected Objects, Autonomous Services…