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User Interface and User Model


User Interface. MERCURY will need an easy-to-use interface. It should be possible to combine sensors, services, and actuators in a mashup builder This should be possible with no programming experience while allowing for complex wiring. Mashup builders like Yahoo!Pipes and the IBM Mashup Center offer a good basis to achieve this goal. However, they  focus on (coarse-granular) services than (fine-granular) sensors and actuators. SensorMap on the other hand focuses on geographic mash-ups mostly and does not allow for arbitrary wiring of devices, and services.


User Model. To support the user authentication and to exploit his preferences, a sophisticated user model will need to be part of the system. Here, we can build on our own previous work within the MINERVA project