Ubicomp Assistant: An Omnipresent Customizable Service Using MARKS (Middleware Adaptability for Resource Discovery, Knowledge Usability and Self-Healing)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date



Association for Computing Machinery

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 2006 ACM symposium on Applied computing

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Original Item ID

doi: 10.1145/1141277.1141518


Due to the pervasive nature of current short range, low-power wireless connectivity and easy availability of low-cost light weight mobile devices, it is necessary to have an omnipresent customizable service. It can be used by different types of users different fields such as education, healthcare, marketing, or business, at any time, and at any place. These devices can reach ubiquitously to neighboring devices using a free short range ad hoc network. Unfortunately, to the best of our knowledge, no one has designed such a service. In this paper, we present the details of the Ubicomp Assistant (UA), which is designed to accomplish the above objectives. To evaluate the design, we have developed an application which uses UA as a service. It uses MARKS (Middleware Adaptability for Resource Discovery, Knowledge Usability and Self-healing) as an underlying core service provider.


Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, the 2006 ACM symposium on Applied computing, 2006: 1013-1017. DOI.