Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems: Designing Cooperative Applications for Real Environments
The dramatic growth of the amount of information that is made available through computer systems and the increasing need to access relevant information anywhere at any time are more and more overwhelming the cognitive capacity of human users. Instead of providing the right information at the right time, current computer systems are geared towards providing all information at any time. For many future applications, the integration of embedded systems from multiple smart spaces is a primary key to provide a truly seamless user experience. The project PECES has worked during the last two years to offer the technological basis to enable the global cooperation of embedded devices residing in different smart spaces in a context-dependent, secure, and trustworthy manner.