Projects

UbiLife


Timespan

6/2007 - 9/2009

Description

The project focused on the fundamental research problems of ubiquitous computing, deployd a new ubiquitous infrastructure, and developed novel, multimodal ubi applications on selected problem domains, such as public and commercial services in the city centre.

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 studied 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 supporting the creation of novel and innovative applications for mobile users.

A Living Lab approach was used in the project, so that users participated actively in the design of the proof of concept pilots, which were then empirically evaluated by conducting field trials in real-life settings and with real end users. This research has the potential to facilitate application development and more efficient, adaptive usage of resources. More positive user experiences were expected, as the applications adapt their behaviour to the user’s situation.

For more information, see http://www.ubioulu.fi.

Selected publications

Davidyuk O, Georgantas N, Issarny V and Riekki J (2011)
MEDUSA: A Middleware for End-User Composition of Ubiquitous Applications
Mastrogiovanni F and Chong NY (ed.), Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments: Trends and Perspectives, IGI Global, to appear in 2011.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Hosio S, Kukka H, Riekki J (2010)
Social Surroundings: Bridging the Virtual and Physical Divide.
IEEE MultiMedia 17 (2), 26 - 33.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Boring S, Jurmu M & Butz A (2009)
Scroll, Tilt or Move It: Using Mobile Phones to Continuously Control Pointers on Large Public Displays
Proc. the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), November, Melbourne, Australia., to appear.

Davidyuk O, Sanchez I, Duran J I & Riekki J (2009)
A Framework for Composing Pervasive Applications
Proc. Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology (AMICT'08), March 14-23, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 80-94.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Kukka H, Kruger F & Ojala T (2009)
BlueInfo: Open architecture for deploying web services in WPAN hotspots
Proc. 7th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009), July 6-10, Los Angeles, USA, 984-991.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Kukka H, Patino R & Ojala T (2009)
UbiRockMachine: A community-driven music distribution and consumption system for shared urban spaces.
Proc. 2009 IEEE international conference on Multimedia and Expo, IEEE Press Piscataway, NJ, USA, 1785-1788.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Kukka H, Patino R & Ojala T (2009)
UbiRockMachine: A multimodal music voting service for shared urban spaces
Proc. 8th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2009), November 22-25, Cambridge, UK, 83-90.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Scheible J & Ojala T (2009)
MobiSpray: Mobile phone as a virtual spray can for painting BIG anytime anywhere on anything.
Leonardo 42(4):332-341.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Scheible J and Ojala T (2009)
MobiSpray: Mobile phone as a virtual spray can for painting BIG anytime anywhere on anything
Proc. 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH 2009), August 3-7, New Orleans, USA
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Davidyuk O, Sanchez I, Duran J I and Riekki J (2008)
Autonomic Composition of Ubiquitous Multimedia Applications in REACHES.
Proc. 7th Int. ACM Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM2008), December 3-5, 2008, Umeå, Sweden, 105-108.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Davidyuk O, Selek I, Duran J I & Riekki J (2008)
Algorithms for Composing Pervasive Applications
International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications, 2(2):71-94.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Durán González de Monasterioguren J I (2008)
Algorithms for Composing Pervasive Applications and Two Case Studies
M.Sc.Thesis, Computer Engineering Faculty of San Sebastian, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Hosio S, Kukka H & Riekki J (2008)
Leveraging Social Networking Services to Encourage Interaction in Public Spaces
Proc. 7th International ACM Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '08), December 3-5, Umeå, Sweden, 2-7.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Iso-Heiniemi H, Ojala T (2008)
Ookkonää ubiikista Oulusta? Jokapaikan tietotekniikan tutkimus näkyy kaupunkikuvassa
Newspaper Kaleva, October 6, Oulu, Finland, 25. (In Finnish)

Jurmu M (2008)
Managing User-Centric, Opportunistic Device Ensembles in Smart Spaces
Adjunct Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp\'08), Sep. 21-24, Seoul, South Korea, 98-102.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Jurmu M, Boring S & Riekki J (2008)
ScreenSpot Resource Discovery for Smart Spaces and MobileVue Media Sharing Application
Proc.5th Annual Int. Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous\'08), July 21-25, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Jurmu M, Boring S & Riekki J (2008)
ScreenSpot: Multidimensional Resource Discovery for Distributed Applications in Smart Spaces
Proc. Fifth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous\'08), July 21-25, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Kukka H, Ojala T, Tiensyrjä J & Mikkonen T (2008)
panOULU Luotsi: A Location Based Information Mash-up With XML Aggregator and WiFi Positioning
Proc. 7th International ACM Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2008), December 3-5, Umeå, Sweden, 80-83.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Ojala T, Riekki J, Kukka H, Leskelä M, Tarkoma S (2008)
Prototyyppiä rakennetaan - Kaikki sujuu ubiikissa kaupungissa
Prosessori, special edition: ProTeknologia, November, 24-26, Helsinki, Finland. (in Finnish)

Pirttikangas S, Fujinami K & Hosio S (2008)
Experiences on Data Collection Tools for Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing
Proc. SWDMNSS 2008, 28th July, Turku, Finland.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Scheible J, Ojala T & Coulton P (2008)
MobiToss: A novel gesture based interface for creating and sharing mobile multimedia art on large public displays.
Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2008, October 27-31, Vancouver, Canada, 957-960.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Davidyuk O, Ceberio J & Riekki J (2007)
An Algorithm for Task-based Application Composition.
Proc. 11th IASTED Int. Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA07), November 19-21, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 465-472.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Davidyuk O, Riekki J & Ceberio J (2007)
An application allocation algorithm for pervasive environments.
Proc. IADIS International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Agents (ISA\'07), 3-5 July, Lisbon, Portugal, 263-266.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Davidyuk O, Selek I, Ceberio J & Riekki J (2007)
Application of Micro-Genetic Algorithm for Task Based Computing.
Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Pervasive Computing (IPC-07), October, 2007, Jeju Island, Korea, 140-145.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Hosio S, Kawsar F, Riekki J & Nakajima T (2007)
Utilizing Everyday Artefacts for Content Sharing
Proc. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2007), 16-19 September, Innsbruck, Austria, 204-207
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Hosio S, Kawsar F, Riekki J & Nakajima T (2007)
DroPicks - A Tool for Collaborative Content Sharing Exploiting Everyday Artefacts
Proc. International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing Systems(UCS\'07), November 25-28, 2007, Tokyo, Japan, 258-265
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Juan Vicente Llácer Olmos (2007)
Service and Resource Discovery in Smart Spaces
M.Sc. thesis, Escola Tècnica Superior de Enginyers de Telecomunicació, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Perttunen M, Jurmu M & Riekki J (2007)
A QoS Model for Task-Based Service Composition
Proc. 4th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (part of IM 2007), 21-25 May 2007, Munich, Germany, 11-30.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Salminen T, Hosio S & Riekki J (2007)
Middleware Based User Interface Migration: Implementation and Evaluation
Proc. The International Conference on Mobile Techonology, Applications ans Systems (Mobility) 2007, 10-12 Sep, 2007, Singapore, 366 - 371.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Scheible J, Tuulos V & Ojala T (2007)
Story Mashup: Design and evaluation of novel interactive storytelling game for mobile and web users.
Proc. 6th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, 12-14 December, Oulu, Finland, 139-148.
Abstract  Full paper (PDF)

Financiers and Business Partners

Digia
Nokia
City of Oulu
Sensinode
Tekes
TeliaSonera Finland

Research Cooperation

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)
University of Lapland
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich
University of Art and Design Helsinki (TAIK)
Waseda University
Intelligent Systems Group, University of Oulu

Program Director

Timo Ojala

Program Manager

Marika Leskelä

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