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ThinkMind // UBICOMM 2011, The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies // View article ubicomm_2011_10_30_10104


Ubiquitous Computing Market and Companies in Finland

Authors:
Nina Koivisto

Keywords: UBI; ubicomp; ubiquitous computing

Abstract:
This report tries to clarify the concept of ubiquitous computing (UBI) and to examine it in the context of the Finnish economy. Defining UBI resulted in three different viewpoints: smart environments, embedded environments, and the internet of things. The criteria found from the literature and that interviewees were most satisfied with were: the user need not be aware of the computer inside the device; devices are networked; the system allows every object to connect to every other object, and it influences everyday life. The most important industries in Finland, according to interviews, are: UBI technology (such as sensors, GPS, RFID, and NFC), appliances (such as heart rate monitors and mobile phones), UBI services (such as tailored location-based services or sensoring), automation (such as process automation, real estate automation, or home automation), and traffic or logistics. Future research could study other than technical aspects of UBI, such as user experiences of UBI services or networks of UBI companies in Finland.

Pages: 206 to 210

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011

Publication date: November 20, 2011

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4278

ISBN: 978-1-61208-171-7

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: from November 20, 2011 to November 25, 2011

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