Date Added: Jul 2011
This paper presents an approach towards interoperating, i.e., working together with heterogeneous objects in a ubiquitous computing environment. A framework for interoperation in a ubiquitous environment as a ubiquitous service is proposed here. Smart spaces and environments like smart homes, smart healthcare system, and smart vehicular systems are the important application areas of ubiquitous computing. Here the smart home is considered as smart space and home gateway as a smart controlling device capable of performing interoperation among diverse objects inside the home. Proposed interoperation-framework service resides in this controlling device/gateway.