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A Conceptual Model for Pervasive Computing



L P. Ciarletta, Alden A. Dima


As an emerging field, pervasive computing has not had the opportunity to develop a conceptual model similar to the OSI Reference Model used to describe computer networks. Such a model would be useful to properly classify issues raised during discussion and provide needed context. Inspired by the layers of abstraction provided by the OSI Reference Model, we present our Layered Pervasive Computing (LPC) model to facilitate discussion and analysis of pervasive computing systems by providing a much needed conceptual framework. A key feature of our model is its representation of the human user at each layer of abstraction of the model. We will then use our model to analyze a research prototype created as part of our Aroma pervasive computing project. This analysis is illustrative because it quickly reveals issues that must be addressed to realize our research prototype as a commercial product.
International Workshop on Parallel Computing


conceptual model, OSI reference model, pervasive computing


Ciarletta, L. and Dima, A. (2000), A Conceptual Model for Pervasive Computing, International Workshop on Parallel Computing, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created January 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017