Project Name: Smart Composite Human-Computer Interfaces

Abbreviation: SmarcoS

Start date: January 1, 2010

End date: December 31, 2012

Project Description:
SmarcoS project aims to help users of interconnected embedded systems by ensuring their interusability. Nowadays, many products connect with web services (media players, refrigerators). This distributed computing is becoming the norm in embedded systems. SmarcoS allows devices and services to communicate in UI level terms and symbols, exchange context information, user actions, and semantic data. It allows applications to follow the user's actions, predict needs and react appropriately to unexpected actions. The use cases would be constructed around three complementary domains: attentive personal systems, interusable devices and complex systems control. Several pilots would be carried out to implement the use cases. SmarcoS is planning to run a large trial based around the time of a major public event and is currently considering London around the time of the 2012 Olympics. Along the project, several smaller prototypes will be implemented. Our results will be applicable to all embedded systems that interact with their users, which is a substantial fraction of today's market.

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Project Cost: 14.2 M€
Project Funding: 2.25 M€
Programme Type: ARTEMIS Subprogramme: ASP8 Human-Centric Design of Embeded Systems
Contract number: 100249
Coordinator: Dr. Pertti J. Huuskonen, Nokia, Finland

This R&D project (100249) is partially financed by ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, AgentschapNL and the Flemish government Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) under contract number 090787.



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