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Project Vision/Goals Challenges Addressed
The Collective
To develop a new computing system architecture that is secure, reliable, easy to administer, and provides ubiquitous access to users' computing environments. A Computing Utility Architecture using Capsule concept
Aware Home
(Georgia Tech)
To develop the requisite technologies to create a home environment that can both perceive and assist its occupants. User experience enhancement and validation
To fundamentally rethink system design to address the problem of reduced user effectiveness due to explicit and implicit distraction from computers. To provide each user with an invisible halo of computing and information services that persists regardless of location. Software infrastructure; Service construction and composition; and User experience validation
A technology future where people, places and things are first-class citizens of the connected world, wired and wireless--a place where e-services meet the physical world, where humans are mobile, devices and services are federated and context-aware and everything has a Web presence. Service construction and composition; User experience enhancement and validation
An open architecture that enables developers to create network-centric services--whether implemented in hardware or software--that are highly adaptive to changes. Context-based adaptation
To bring an abundance of computation and communication to users through natural spoken and visual interfaces, making it easy for them to collaborate, access knowledge and automate repetitive tasks. User experience enhancement and validation
(IBM Research)
An application model and tools for developing applications in a platform-independent manner and for adapting them to multiple heterogeneous device platforms. Application development and deployment; Context-based adaptation
(University of Washington)
To create a testbed for investigation into ubiquitous task-specific computing devices, which are so highly optimized to particular tasks they blend into the world and require little technical knowledge on the part of their users. Software infrastructure; Service construction and composition; User experience enhancement and validation
Semantic Web (W3C)
An extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. Semantic modelling