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Ambient Flow Paper Accepted for Publication – Ambient Dynamix

Ambient Flow Paper Accepted for Publication

//Ambient Flow Paper Accepted for Publication

Darren Carlson, Matthias Moegerle, Max Pagel, Shivam Verma and David S. Rosenblum published the paper Ambient Flow: A Visual Approach for Remixing the Internet of Things at the 5th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT 2015).


The number of networked “smart devices” available in everyday environments is rapidly increasing; however, most adopt mutually incompatible networks, protocols, and application programming interfaces. In previous work, we introduced a variety of adaptive middleware techniques that enables a user’s commodity mobile device (e.g., a smartphone) to serve as an adaptive gateway between mutually incompatible devices –- providing service adaptation and protocol translation services through plug-ins that can be installed on-the-fly. In this paper, we present a complementary set of novel smart space design tools, which enable non-programmers to visually “remix” their ambient environments in new, playful and potentially unforeseen ways using an intuitive flow-graph model. Visual designs can be sent over the network to the user’s mobile device, which instantiates them during runtime. This paper presents a detailed overview of the approach, introduces our fully functional prototype, and presents a user study that provides encouraging first results.

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