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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14442-14466; doi:10.3390/s121114442
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Framework for End-User Programming of Cross-Smart Space Applications

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Received: 16 September 2012 / Revised: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 24 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
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Abstract

Cross-smart space applications are specific types of software services that enable users to share information, monitor the physical and logical surroundings and control it in a way that is meaningful for the user’s situation. For developing cross-smart space applications, this paper makes two main contributions: it introduces (i) a component design and scripting method for end-user programming of cross-smart space applications and (ii) a backend framework of components that interwork to support the brunt of the RDFScript translation, and the use and execution of ontology models. Before end-user programming activities, the software professionals must develop easy-to-apply Driver components for the APIs of existing software systems. Thereafter, end-users are able to create applications from the commands of the Driver components with the help of the provided toolset. The paper also introduces the reference implementation of the framework, tools for the Driver component development and end-user programming of cross-smart space applications and the first evaluation results on their application.
Keywords: end-user programming; cross-smart space applications; application framework end-user programming; cross-smart space applications; application framework
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Palviainen, M.; Kuusijärvi, J.; Ovaska, E. Framework for End-User Programming of Cross-Smart Space Applications. Sensors 2012, 12, 14442-14466.

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