Early Lessons from the Development of SPOK, an End-user Development Environment for Smart Homes

Joelle Coutaz 1 Sybille Caffiau 1 Alexandre Demeure 2, 3 James L. Crowley 4
1 LIG Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble - IIHM
LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, Inria - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
3 PRIMA - Perception, recognition and integration for observation of activity
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, UJF - Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble , CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5217
4 PERVASIVE INTERACTION
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Abstract : development of SPOK, an End-User Development Environment for smart homes. SPOK (Simple PrOgramming Kit) uses a pseudo-natural language as an end-user programming language and runs on top of an extension of OSGi/iPOJO to support the dynamic and resilient management of web services and devices from a variety of protocols including EnOcean, UPnP, and Watteco. The motivation for SPOK is to give the power back to end-users so that they can shape their own smart home at will. This paper reports lessons learned from the methods we have used to validate our hypotheses as well as a number of technical issues concerning development of this type of EUDE. A Video of SPOK in action as of October 2013 is accessible at: http://iihm.imag.fr/demos/appsgate/appsgate2013.mp4
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Joelle Coutaz, Sybille Caffiau, Alexandre Demeure, James L. Crowley. Early Lessons from the Development of SPOK, an End-user Development Environment for Smart Homes. Ubicomp'2014 , 2014, Seattle, United States. pp.895-902, ⟨10.1145/2638728.2641559⟩. ⟨hal-01492556⟩

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