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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14914-14936; doi:10.3390/s121114914

Enabling Smart Workflows over Heterogeneous ID-SensingTechnologies

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1 Pervasive Computing Group, San Jorge University, Autovia A-23 Zaragoza-Huesca Km. 299,Villanueva de Gllego (Zaragoza) 50830, Spain 2 Department of Computing and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Ciudad Escolar s/n,Teruel 44003, Spain
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Received: 4 September 2012 / Revised: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 24 October 2012 / Published: 5 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
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Sensing technologies in mobile devices play a key role in reducing the gapbetween the physical and the digital world. The use of automatic identification capabilitiescan improve user participation in business processes where physical elements are involved(Smart Workflows). However, identifying all objects in the user surroundings does notautomatically translate into meaningful services to the user. This work introduces Parkour,an architecture that allows the development of services that match the goals of each ofthe participants in a smart workflow. Parkour is based on a pluggable architecture thatcan be extended to provide support for new tasks and technologies. In order to facilitatethe development of these plug-ins, tools that automate the development process are alsoprovided. Several Parkour-based systems have been developed in order to validate theapplicability of the proposal.
Keywords: internet of things; smart workflows; mobile computing internet of things; smart workflows; mobile computing
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Giner, P.; Cetina, C.; Lacuesta, R.; Palacios, G. Enabling Smart Workflows over Heterogeneous ID-SensingTechnologies. Sensors 2012, 12, 14914-14936.

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