Mobile devices are everywhere. In our personal environment we own and utilize a heterogeneous infrastructure of simple sensors, actuators, as well as powerful devices. However,they are poorly integrated and difficult for the average user to control and take advantage of. For example, there are heterogeneous protocols, software and user interfaces whichcause a high complexity in the installation process and make it difficult for such devices to communicate with each other. We believe that a solution that supports users in managingand integrating their devices and devices owned by others without any programming effort, would offer significant advantages for the users.
To research and develop prototypes that use Web Portals to provide an integrated, user centric management of heterogeneous devices and the event and data oriented information they can provide and the services they can offer.
MERCURY project is a joint project between the Institute of Computer Science at FSU Jena and the IBMDeutschland Research & Development GmbH in Boeblingen.
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