Why We Need a User Interface Resource Server for Intelligent Environments

  • Zimmermann G
  • Wassermann B
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For intelligent environments to become broadly adopted, they need to employ advanced user interface technologies. Such user interfaces have to provide support for personalization, accessibility, context-awareness, openness for 3rd-party contributions, agent-based user interfaces and management of user interfaces. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a user interface resource server, and how it supports each of these requirements. We describe related existing systems and how far they go in meeting these requirements, including the global resource server provided by dot UI. Finally, we identify future work.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Universal Remote Console (URC)
  • User interface
  • ambient intelligence
  • artificial intelligence
  • pluggable user interfaces
  • resource server
  • user profile

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  • Gottfried Zimmermann

  • Benjamin Wassermann

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