Sally A. Applin Michael D. Fischer: Thing Theory: Connecting Humans to Location-Aware Smart Environments

Source: "As architects, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, healthcare profes- sionals and others embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Environment paradigms, developers will bear the brunt of constructing the IT relationships within these, making sense of the big data produced as a result, and managing the relationships between people and technologies. We explore how PolySocial Reality (PoSR), a frame- work for representing how people, devices and communication technologies interrelate, can be applied to developing use cases within integrated IoT and Smart Environment paradigms, giving special consideration to the nature of location-aware messaging from sensors, and the resultant data collection. Based on this discussion, we suggest ways to enable more robust messaging, and eliminate redundant messages by enlisting a social awareness of software agents applied in carefully considered contexts."

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