Bridging Communications and the Physical World: Sense Everything, Control Everything
The SECE (Sense Everything, Control Everything) system allows users to create services that combine communication, calendaring, location and devices in the physical world. SECE is an event-driven system that uses a natural-English-like language to trigger action scripts. Presence updates, incoming calls, email, calendar and time events, sensor inputs and location updates can trigger rules. SECE retrieves all this information from multiple sources to personalize services and to adapt them to changes in the user's context and preferences. Actions can control the delivery of email, change the handling of phone calls, update social network status and set the state of actuators such as lights, thermostats and electrical appliances. The authors give an overview of the SECE language and system architecture.