User interfaces when and where they are needed: an infrastructure for recombinant computing

Mark W. Newman, Shahram Izadi, W. Keith Edwards, Jana Sedivy, and Trevor Smith

Abstract

Users in ubiquitous computing environments need to be able to make serendipitous use of resources that they did not anticipate and of which they have no prior knowledge. The Speakeasy recombinant computing framework is designed to support such ad hoc use of resources on a network. In addition to other facilities, the framework provides an infrastructure through which device and service user interfaces can be made available to users on multiple platforms. The framework enables UIs to be provided for connections involving multiple entities, allows these UIs to be delivered asynchronously, and allows them to be injected by any party participating in a connection.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, Paris, October 27 - 30, 2002
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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