López de Ipiña, D., García-Zubia J. and Orduña P., 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, eScience 2006, Amsterdam (Netherlands), December 2006, ISBN 0-7695-2734-5
"The design of WebLabs has traditionally been focused on the hardware rather than the software side. However, paying more importance to the software side can bring about important improvements: richer collaboration among group members, better scalability, securer access and more natural anywhere at anytime access to the remote lab. Regarding this latter issue, enabling a user to access a remote WebLab not only through standard internet-connected PCs but also by means of their mobile devices can be very interesting and potentially advantageous. The core of this paper is to discuss the transformation of DeustoWebLab into a Web 2.0-compatible application accessible from mobile devices."
López de Ipiña D., Vázquez J.I. and Abaitua J., Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, Puertollano, Spain, ISBN: 84-6901744-6, pp. 19-34, November 2006
"The Ubiquitous Web (UW) defines a pervasive web infrastructure where all physical objects are resources accessible by URIs, providing information and services that enrich users’ experiences in their physical context. Thus, applying cutting-edge web technologies as middleware infrastructure for intelligent environments may be a good approach to materialize the Ambient Intelligence vision. This paper analyses this conjecture by describing how the combination of social context-aware annotation of objects and spatial regions, and sentient mobile devices might enable advanced context-aware data retrieval and service interaction within an opened uncontrolled environment, e.g. a university campus."
García Zubía, J., López de Ipiña D. and Orduña P. , IECON 2006, 31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Paris, France, November 2006
"WebLab designs have traditionally not considered the use of mobile devices as potential clients. This is usually the result of WebLab architectures being based on the hardware side, instead of paying attention to software aspects of the project. With current software technologies under the terms of the Web 2.0, porting a WebLab to mobile devices can be a transparent and automatic task. Even if WebLab developers choose to develop rich clients based on Java or .NET, the impact of the development of the clients for this devices can be significantly reduced by using a service oriented architecture. In this paper, we describe a way to allow users accessing the WebLab from mobile devices and the benefits of doing this."
Vazquez J.I., Sedano I. and López de Ipiña D., Workshop on Semantic Web for Ubiquitous and Mobile Applications. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2006, Riva del Garda (Italy), August 2006
"The Ubiquitous Web concept encourages the application of existing well-known and state-of-the-art web technologies in Ubiquitous Computing scenarios. A particular interpretation of the Ubiquitous Web is the Pervasive Semantic Web, where the joint synergies of the Semantic Web model and Ubiquitous Computing technologies are integrated in order to create intelligent environments populated by smart objects.
In this paper we present a general vision and preliminary results on the evaluation of SOAM – Smart Objects Awareness and Adaptation Model –, a pure 100% Web-based environment reactivity model that uses orchestration mechanisms to coordinate existing smart objects in Pervasive Semantic Web scenarios in order to achieve automatic adaptation to user preferences."
D. López-de-Ipiña, J. I. Vazquez, D. García, J. Fernández, I. García, D. Sainz, A. Almeida, IE06, 2nd Internation Conference on Intelligent Environments, Athens, 5-6 July 2006
"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."
García-Zubía J., López de Ipiña, D., Orduña, P., Hernández, U. and Trueba I., International Journal of Online Engineering, Special Issue REV 2006, vol. 2., no. 3., ISSN: 1861-2121, July 2006, http://www.i-joe.org/ojs/
"The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto has had available a WebLab oriented to Microelectronics since 2001. Currently, the field of WebLab design is very active, and several other universities are adopting them as a sign of quality and distinction for Microelectronics teaching. The first part of this paper shows several requirements that a WebLab should meet and the next points discuss three remarkable aspects of WebLab-DEUSTO: a) its distinctive software-hardware architecture b) its use with a mobile telephone and c) the evaluation of its use by yhe students and the academic results they obtained."
Diego López de Ipiña, Juan Ignacio Vázquez, Daniel García, Javier Fernández, Iván García, David Sainz and Aitor Almeida, Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 3864, ISSN 0302-9743, pp. 239-255, 2006
"The latest mobile devices are offering more multimedia features, better communication capabilities (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS/UMTS) and are more easily programmable than ever before. So far, those devices have been used mainly for communication, entertainment, and as electronic assistants. On the other hand, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is emerging as a new research discipline merging the fields of Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, Context Awareness and Intelligent User Interfaces. The ultimate goal of AmI is to surround our working and living environments with context-aware, cooperative and invisible devices that will assist and help us in our everyday activities. Current mobile devices, which accompany us anywhere and at anytime, are the most convenient tools to help us benefit from AmI-enhanced environments. In other words, mobile devices are the best candidates to intermediate between us and our surroundings. In consequence, this paper proposes a middleware which aims to make this vision reality following a two-fold objective: (1) to simplify the creation and deployment of physical spaces hosting smart objects and (2) to transform mobile devices into universal remote controllers of those objects."
Javier García Zubia, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Pablo Orduña, Unai Hernández. IEEE-ISIE 2006, International Symposium in Industrial Electronics. Montreal (Canada). Jul. 2006.
"The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto has made available a WebLab oriented to Microelectronics since 2001. Currently, the field of WebLab design is very active, and several universities are adopting them as a service of quality and distinction for Microelectronics teaching. This paper describes two main aspects of our WebLab, namely WebLab-DEUSTO: a) its software-hardware architecture and b) the academic results obtained by its users."
Javier García Zubia, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Pablo Orduña, Ivan Trueba, Unai Hernández. TAEE 2006, Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Enseñanza de la Electrónica. Madrid (Spain). Jul. 2006.
"La comunicación presenta la evolución del WebLab-Deusto en estos dos últimos años. El trabajo presenta el estado actual y las mejoras en el diseño software y hardware del WebLab-Deusto. Además se presenta el resultado de su aplicación real en dos asignaturas de los cursos 2004/2005 y 2005/2006."
Diego López de Ipiña, Juan Ignacio Vázquez, Daniel García, Javier Fernández, Iván García, David Sainz and Aitor Almeida. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 2006, vol. 12 n.3 pp. 297-314.
"An interesting new application domain for handheld devices may be represented by Ambient Intelligence (AmI), where they can be used as intermediaries between us and our surrounding environment. Thus, the devices, which always accompany us, will behave as electronic butlers who assist us in our daily tasks, by interacting with the smart objects (everyday objects augmented with computational services) in our whereabouts. In order to achieve such goal, this paper proposes an AmI-enabling framework providing two main functions: a) facilitate the development and deployment of smart objects and b) transform mobile devices into universal remote controllers of those smart objects."
Javier García Zubia, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Pablo Orduña, Unai Hernández, Iván Trueba. EWME 2006, 6th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education. Stockholm (Sweden). Jun. 2006.
"The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto has had available a WebLab oriented to Microelectronics since 2001. Currently, the field of WebLab design is very active, and several other universities are adopting them as a service of quality and distinction for Microelectronics teaching, as we have done. This paper discusses two remarkable aspects of our WebLab, namely WebLab-DEUSTO: a) its distinctive software-hardware architecture and b) an evaluation of its use by our students and the academic results they obtained."
David Sainz, Aitor Almeida, Jon Valdés and Diego Lopez de Ipiña. Proceedings of the I International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing: Applications, Technology and Social Issues. Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, June 7-9, 2006.
"In this paper a middleware framework for the implementation of Ambient Intelligence related applications is outlined. The framework abstracts the developer from the communication methods and technologies and the platform specific user interface problems, allowing him to concentrate in the business logic."
Juan Ignacio Vazquez, Diego López de Ipiña and Iñigo Sedano. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Combining Theory and Systems Building in Pervasive Computing (CTSB 2006), at Pervasive 2006. Dublin, Ireland. May 2006.
"In this paper, we present a model, based on the joint synergies of Ubiquitous Computing and Semantic Web, for passively influencing the environment and get it adapted to user preferences without explicit intervention."
Juan Ignacio Vazquez, Joseba Abaitua and Diego López de Ipiña. W3C Workshop on the Ubiquitous Web. Position paper. Tokyo, Japan. March 2006.
"We envision the Ubiquitous Web (UW) as a pervasive web infrastructure in which all physical objects are resources accessible by URIs, providing information and services that enrich users’ experiences in their physical context as the web does in the cyberspace."
Aitor Almeida Escondrillas, David Sainz Gonzalez. IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing. San Sebastian, Spain. February, 2006.
"UPnP defines a specification to discover and manage services in local area networks. The specification does not address topics like service orchestration, transactionality and security, lacking of the necessary capabilities for a Service Oriented Architecture. We suggest some modifications on UPnP to enable a rich service environment in which services collaborate to achieve common goals, controlling which operations in each service can be accessed by others."