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A Visual, Open-Ended Approach to Prototyping Ubiquitous Computing Applications

Zoé Drey 1 Charles Consel 1 
1 Phoenix - Programming Language Technology For Communication Services
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, EA4136 - Handicap et système nerveux :Action, communication, interaction: rétablissement de la fonction et de la participation [Bordeaux]
Abstract : By nature, ubiquitous computing applications are intimately intertwined with users' everyday life. This situation is challenging because it requires to make the development of applications accessible to end-users. Furthermore, ubiquitous computing consists of a variety of areas, including home automation and assisted living, raising a need for an open-ended approach. We present Pantagruel, a visual programming language that is end-user oriented. Our approach is open-ended in that Pantagruel integrates a language to describe a ubiquitous computing environment in the form of a taxonomy, defining the entities relevant to a given ubiquitous computing area. This description serves as a parameter to a sensor-controller-actuator development paradigm. The orchestration of area-specific entities is supported by high-level constructs, customized with respect to taxonomical information.
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Zoé Drey, Charles Consel. A Visual, Open-Ended Approach to Prototyping Ubiquitous Computing Applications. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PERCOM'10), Mar 2010, Mannheim, Germany. ⟨inria-00484083⟩



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