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Application development platforms for emerging smart environments

Author's Short Biography


Petri Liuha, graduated from Tampere University of Technology in 1992.

He has been with Nokia since 1991. He has worked with Nokia Consumer Electronics in the field of digital image processing and DSP technologies. Since 1995 he has been working with Nokia Research Center on mobile multimedia and computing platforms as researcher and Research Manager. He has published several publications and holds several patents in the area of mobile multimedia implementations.

He has been the Director of Computing Architectures laboratory of and the Computation Structures laboratories at Nokia Research Center leading the research and development on future mobile device software and hardware architectures. Currently, he is leading the Nokia's Embedded System research collaboration initiatives for future computing and communications applications.


The topic of smart environments is of natural interest to mobile applications and services as well to mobile devices as there are various environment, situations and contexts in which the mobile device can be present and interact.
Characteristics for these contexts are on one hand ad hoc nature of communication, interaction and technical composition. On the other hand, the use case situations are typically dynamic where different actors and capabilities change in the environment independently of each other.

And finally the overall available digital resources that are being utilized are of heterogeneous nature and follow different development paradigms, product or service lifecycles and domain expertise.
In this talk, I will discuss the approaches for application developement in this emerging wave of digital convergence and an information-based approach for application development and interoperability solution, especially from the mobile device point of views.

In an information rich environment the role of the devices and systems themselves will become less visible as the focus shifts towards the development of applications for a space or a particular context. Some kind of resemblance can be found in the web applications and services, but there are significantly different constraints, dynamism and legacy smart environments.

And after all, the merging of digital and physical worlds is a new domain that calls for new openings in technical solutions.