The paper proposes a framework to support spontaneous interaction among information appliances in our daily computing environments by creating a society of appliances. Our framework, that we call Pervasive Servers, embeds micro-servers called stationary pervasive servers everywhere. Also, a personal pervasive server that is carried by each person coordinates the embedded servers that are near to the person. The framework is very attractive because it is easy to personalise the coordination according to each person's policy. We also show four applications using our framework.
- Software infrastructure
- Spontaneous interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research