BlueSpace: Creating a Personalized and Context-Aware Workspace

This paper provides a snapshot of the BlueSpace project at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. The goal of BlueSpace is to research the issues associated with next-generation workspaces in which integrated electronic transducers, displays and network appliances are used to augment personalization and context awareness. Toward this goal, we have constructed a full-scale prototype office and implemented several applications, which include situation-triggered environmental adjustments and context-aware event notification. These applications use a set of infrastructure services based on document technology (XML) for sharing contextual information. The prototype is viewed as a sandbox to which additional technologies and interesting applications can be added and evaluated in the future.

By: Paul Chou, Marco Gruteser, Jennifer Lai, Anthony Levas, Scott McFaddin, Claudio Pinhanez, Marisa Viveros, Danny Wong, Sachiko Yoshihama

Published in: RC22281 in 2001


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