Authors: Billy Lim, Hao Zheng
Addresses: School of Information Technology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5150, USA. ' Kosan Biosciences, 3832 Bay Center Place, Hayward, CA 94545, USA
Abstract: With the advent of the web, mobiles, and service-oriented technologies, many are looking forward to seeing how these technologies can shape our lives on a daily basis. This paper describes a project that is set out to simulate the technologies in question through a day in the life of a knowledge worker in the 21st century. The project uses Jini, a distributed object computing infrastructure that allows services to announce their presence and what they can do when networked together. This paper briefly introduces the architecture of Jini, including its plug and play and self-healing features, describes the scenarios simulated in the day of the life of a worker, and reports on the challenges that lie ahead for the technology used and for the scenarios to be realised.
Keywords: Jini technology; mobile computing; distributed object computing; service-oriented architectures; ubiquitous computing; internet; mobile communications.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2004 Vol.2 No.2, pp.199 - 216
Published online: 25 May 2004 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article