Saturday, May 21, 2011

The UnBiquitous Research Group

The UnBiquitous Research Group was born in 2007 as a development of Alexandre Gomes Master Thesis. As the name announces we're interested in Weiser's vision of the Ubiquitous Computing (or just ubicomp). Following his first articles and the following development of researches and companies we aligned our efforts for the creation of the so called Smart Space.

Our vision of a Smart Space relies in the intelligent use of the computational resources in the environment. We believe that computing capabilities will be more and more pulverized in common objects over time. In this reality the a transparent and coordinated way of this devices to cooperate in order to aid the users will bring to life what ubicomp truly intended.

We know that the path to reach this scenario is still ahead, but many developments show that we're already living the integration of many new devices in our lives every year. The first endeavour of our research was the purpose of an architecture that brought organization and easy communication among devices. Using concepts of SOA, this architecture was named DSOA (Device Service Oriented Architecture). This architecture is an evolution what was proposed for the UbiquitOS middleware which later was adapted to be full compliant to its new form.

Since then we've been conducting many research regarding smart space architectures, middlewares, communications protocols, ontologies, interaction technologies and other subjects aligned with our purpose to bring intelligence to our environment. If you want to know more about our work visit our website and our google code page, and for further information keep tuned to our blog.