A platform to build smart spaces controllable from mobile devices


The current multimedia, processing and communication capabilities of mobile devices make them most suitable to act as our intermediaries with the surrounding environment. They are capable of sensing, processing, storing and communicating with the artefacts augmented with computing services (i.e. smart objects) deployed in a smart space. This paper describes a device-type, user-location and communication-means agnostic platform, namely EMI2lets, which fulfils a two-fold purpose: a) it transforms our mobile devices into universal remote controllers of smart objects and b) it helps us constructing smart object ecosystems, i.e. smart spaces