sOc-EUSAI'2005 conference

Special session - Ambient Functionality
S2-1 Introduction to the special session on "Ambient functionality"
Silvennoinen, Pekka
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 1001.pdf - pages 31-32
As delivered by the authors - 1001_pdf_file.pdf

S2-2 Ambient functionnality : Human interfaces for the digital life
Jutand, Francis
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 91.pdf - pages 33-34
As delivered by the authors - 91_pdf_file.pdf

S2-3 Ambient functionality in MIMOSA from technology to services
Ancey, Pascal
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 92.pdf - pages 35-38
As delivered by the authors - 92_pdf_file.pdf
Abstract :
The MIcrosystems platform for MObile Services and Applications (MIMOSA) is an European Integrated Project in the Information Society Technology (IST) priority. The goal of MIMOSA is to make Ambient Intelligence (AmI) a reality by developing a mobile-phone centric open technology platform. In MIMOSA vision, personal mobile devices act as the principal gateway to AmI. The technology platform consists of the present telecommunication technology platform augmented with the following new key building blocks: wireless sensors exploiting the RFID technology, highly integrated readers/writers for RFID tags and sensors, MEMS-based RF components and modules, low-power short-range radios, advanced integration technology and novel MEMS sensors for context sensitivity and intuitive user interfaces. In MIMOSA vision, the user feels and really is in control of AmI. AmI applications help people in their everyday life: the applications are useful, usable, reliable, and ethical issues have been taken into account in the design.

S2-4 Applying the RFID technology for Field Force Solution
Vuorinen, Petri K.
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 6.pdf - pages 39-42
As delivered by the authors - 6_pdf_file.pdf
Abstract :
The RFID technology has been applied for a long time in different areas: In logistics to identify the goods in transit, in security business for creating the check points for guarding tours.
However RFID technology has merely been applied in such way that the content of the RFID tag has been read with the dedicated reader device that has no real time connectivity to the back end systems where the data of the RFID TAGs is collected to. Or there has not been possibility to combine the mobile phone’s functionalities with the RFID reader (integrated device) that would also have an intuitive User Interface based on simple ‘Touch’.
This paper introduces, as an example, the reporting and communication tool called Field Force Solution. It is intended for people working in the field and who are by nature mobile and blue collar.
It uniquely combines the use of RFID technology with tags and readers, client - server middleware software, mobile phone and real time communication.

S2-5 RFID tags for ambient intelligence : present solutions and future challenges
Metras, Hughes
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 83.pdf - pages 43-46
As delivered by the authors - 83_pdf_file.pdf
Abstract :
The present paper aims at delivering a broad overview of current state of the art technologies in the field of RFID including standardization issues. On that basis the potential use of RFID in ambient intelligence (AmI) scenarios will be discussed highlighting the two main visions and paradigms that are proposed in the field: one concentrates all the information on centralized or distributed data servers that are accessed through web services pointed by the URL addresses stored in the tags read by the user; the other is built on the use of tags or sensors as a media to gather information in the close environment of the user in order to enrich its experience. Finally, we will have a look at the various tag functionalities and performances that need improvements to meet AmI requirements and we will discuss the associated research and technology development challenges.

S2-6 "UBWALL", ubiquitous wall changes an ordinary wall into the smart ambience
Sekiguchi, Minoru - Naito, Hirohisa - Ueda, Akinobu - Ozaki, Toru - Yamasawa, Masao
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 13.pdf - pages 47-50
As delivered by the authors - 13_pdf_file.pdf
Abstract :
This paper describes how smart ambience improves information services. For information services in a public space, UBWALL is developed named after “ubiquitous wall”, which has a large display and eight-series of built-in RFID reader/writer so that people can get individual information appropriately by using IC cards (RFID cards) or mobile terminals. UBWALL is usually installed in a public space for the purpose of advertisements or directory services, where people can see both the public and personalized information at a time identifying user profile by touching with RFID cards. UBWALL was exhibited in several exhibitions and we confirmed its effectiveness and availability as a new system for information services.

S2-7 Ambient functionality - Use cases
Kaasinen, Eija - Tuomisto, Timo - Valkkynen, Pasi
As formated for the printed proceedings - - 52.pdf - pages 51-56
As delivered by the authors - 52_pdf_file.pdf
Abstract :
In this paper we describe use cases and user requirements for ambient intelligence applications on personal mobile devices. Wireless connections to tags and sensors provide mobile applications with different identification, measurement and context data. Mobile applications that utilise local connectivity share many common patterns. We have identified these common patterns and describe them as use cases related to physical selection, activating applications, sensing and context-awareness. Based on user and expert evaluations of usage scenarios we also present user requirements for the use cases.