Date Added: Feb 2013
Personal devices continue to dominate the consumer market in recent years becoming more affordable than ever. With the increasing capability of these smart devices, the authors see the growing opportunity of implementing ubiquitous computing in the context of Cloud computing. They propose a common device framework that shall serve the underlying communication requirements, allowing personalised service innovation. They take a device-oriented approach, study the user behaviours within the given context, and look at end-to-end integration feasibility. A prototype framework is developed to evaluate the proposed concepts and demonstrate the relevant use cases. This paper tries to explain the key concepts and proposed solutions, and introduces further discussions along this topic.