Open Source UbiLife Middleware and Pilot Applications Released by MediaTeam
MediaTeam Oulu Research Group has released UbiLife Middleware Components and Pilot Applications. The Middleware and Pilot Applications have been tested in the real life settings with real end users in the UBI Pilot 2009. In the UbiLife project, technologies were developed to ease mobile users' context recognition, the assembly of easy-to-use applications and the resource management of smart environments. The project also studies other key areas of ubiquitous computing - lightweight discovery and data exchange, context information management, component-based middleware, content-based routing and physical user interfaces. The developed technologies were integrated into a software platform which supported the creation of novel and innovative applications for mobile users. A Living Lab approach was used in the project, so that the Pilot Applications were empirically evaluated by conducting field trials in real-life settings and with real end users in 2009.
The UbiLife Project started in June 2007 and was concluded in September 2009. The project resulted around thirty scientific publications, several applications and middleware and other software. The software of the project is now offered for download. The project was funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) and the business partners included Digia, Nokia, City of Oulu, Sensinode and TeliaSonera. Project partners were MediaTeam Oulu and Intelligent Systems Group research groups of the Computer Science and Engineering Laboratory of the University of Oulu, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), University of Lapland and University of Art and Design Helsinki (TAIK). Research was conducted in collaboration with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany,and the Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Software is available at here. Please find further information on the results of the UBI Pilot 2009 in the scientific publications of the UbiLife Project at here