Location-Mediated Agent Coordination in Ubiquitous Computing

  • Akio Sashima
  • Noriaki Izumi
  • Koichi Kurumatani
Conference paper
Part of the Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies book series (WSSAT)


A fundamental issue of Ubiquitous computing concerns the coordination gaps separating devices, services, and humans. Numerous heterogeneous devices, various information services, and users have different intentions and are physically located in environments, how can we coordinate the services and devices to assist a particular user in receiving a particular service so as to maximize the user’s satisfaction? We propose an agent-based coordination framework for ubiquitous computing to solve this human-centered service coordination issue. It is called location-mediated coordination. This paper explains some coordination gaps in ubiquitous computing. It describes a conceptual framework of the location-mediated agent coordination and its implementation, context-aware information assistant systems in museums.


Web agents semantic web ubiquitous computing service coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akio Sashima
    • 1
  • Noriaki Izumi
    • 1
  • Koichi Kurumatani
    • 1
  1. 1.Cyber Assist Research CenterNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TokyoJapan

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