| Refereed Publications
- Jianhua Ma, Laurence T. Yang, Bernady O. Apduhan, Runhe
Huang, Leonard Barolli and Makoto Takizawa, Towards
a Smart World and Ubiquitous Intelligence: A Walkthrough
from Smart Things to Smart Hyperspaces and UbicKids,
International Journal of Pervasive Comp. and Comm., 1(1),
March 2005. pp. 53-68.
Abstract - Following
ubiquitous computers, sensors, e-tags, networks, information,
services, etc., is a road towards a smart world (SW) created
on both cyberspaces and real spaces. It is mainly characterized
by ubiquitous intelligence or computational intelligence
pervasion in the physical world filled with smart things.
In this paper, we discuss the potential trends and related
challenges toward the smart world and ubiquitous intelligence
from smart things to smart spaces and then to smart hyperspaces.
- Jianhua Ma, B. O. Apduhan and Laurence T. Yang, Smart
Hyperspaces and Project Ubikids, in IEEE CS Proceedings
of the 19th Intl IEEE Conference on Advanced Information
Network and Applications (AINA'05), Vol. 2, Taipei, March
2005. pp. 574-579.
Abstract - A smart space
is an electronics-enhanced physical environment that can
sense the existence of users and other entities, and provide
them the right services, in the right way, at the right
time. The next research issue to emerge, we believe, is
to interconnect and integrate these isolated smart spaces
together into a higher level space known as a hyperspace.
This paper explains our motivations and designs in building
a specific smart hyperspace, called Ubikids, to assist
parents and provide services to take care of their kids.
- Jianhua Ma, Jeneung Lee, Kotaro Yamanouchi and Akira
Nishizono, A Smart Ambient Sound Aware Environment
for Be Quiet Reminding, in IEEE CS Proceedings of
the 11th IEEE Intl Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Systems, Vol. 2, Fukuoka, July 2005. pp. 412-416.
Abstract - This paper
presents a prototype of a smart sound aware environment
that captures ambient sounds, analyzes sound situations
and gives a be-quiet reminder to someone who generates
sound exceeding certain volume level and disturbing others
in the same site. It shows the microphone net to sense
sound data, the speaker net to send be-quiet reminders,
and discusses how sound data is captured and processed
and when a be-quiet reminder decision is made with analyzing
contexts of sounds and users in a room.
- Jianhua Ma, Akito Nakamura and Runhe Huang, A
Random ID Update Scheme to Protect Location Privacy in
RFID-based Student Administration Systems, in IEEE
CS Proceedings of the 16th DEXA/NBiS-2005, Copenhagen,
Denmark, August, 2005. pp. 67-71.
Abstract - Recently
the RFID has been received great attentions and gotten
wide applications in many different areas including some
administration systems. However, a RFID tag may infringe
on its owners location privacy because of its traceability.
Therefore, location privacy problems in RFID-based student
administration systems become a critical issue. This paper
proposes a safe, fast and low cost scheme in which a hash
value is generated from a secret ID and a random number
in a RFID tag by using a cheap hash circuit.
- Jianhua Ma, Smart u-Things Challenging
Real World Complexity, in IPSJ Symposium Series
Vol. 2005, No. 19, Proc. of DPSWS13, Okinawa, November
30 - December 2, 2005. pp. 146-150.
Abstract - The real
physical things are called u-things if they are attached,
embedded or blended with computers, networks, and/or some
other devices such as sensors, actors, e-tags and so on.
Smart u-things are ones that can sense, compute, communicate
and take some responsive or automatic actions/reactions/proactions
according to their goals, situated contexts, users
needs, etc. The article is devoted to possible challenges
in smart u-things research in terms of real world
complexity. The challenges cover sufficiently and precisely
detecting surrounding situations, anticipating users
needs, finding the dynamic relations between things, building
common knowledge to u-things, letting u-things self-aware,
and making looped decisions for error corrections.
- Nobuhiro Nakamura, Leonard Barolli, Souichirou Takahama,
Kaoro Sugita, Jianhua Ma and Arjan Durresi, Implementation
of a Pure P2P Collaboration Multiplatform and Its Applications,
Journal of Interconnection Networks, World Scientific,
Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2005. pp. 229-244.
Abstract - In our previous
work, we implemented a pure P2P groupware framework called
TOMSCOP that offers four types of services: synchronous
message transportation, peer room administration, peer
communication support and application space management.
In this paper we show its extension version, called Multi-Platform
P2P System (MPPS), which can operate very smoothly in
the UNIX Solaris 9 OS, LINUX Sure 9.1 OS, Mac OSX, and
- Katsuhiro Takata, Yusuke Shina, Hiraku Komuro, Masataka
Tanaka, Masanobu Ide and Jianhua Ma, Designing a
Context-aware System to Detect Dangerous Situations in
School Routes for Kids Outdoor Safety Care, in Springer's
Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 3824, December
2005. pp. 1016-1025.
Abstract - This research,
as a part of UbicKids Project, is focused on designing
a context-aware system that dynamically detects the possible
dangerous situations in the routes where kids go to and
return from schools, and provides prompt advices to kids
who may encounter some dangerous situations. Based on
analyses of typical dangerous situations in school routes,
the paper then shows the system architecture and discusses
about danger-related context information processing including
context description, representation and presentation.
- Kei Nakanishi, Makoto Setozaki, Jianhua Ma and Runhe
Huang, A Java-based RFID Service Framework with
Semantic Data Binding between Real and Cyber Spaces,
in Springer's Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS),
Vol. 3823, December 2005. pp. 365-374.
Abstract - This paper
presents a Java-based framework that offers a set of general
services to support various RFID systems for different
purposes and application scenarios. The framework emphasizes
on the semantic data binding for contextual information
mapping between real and cyber spaces. The Java interface
classes are provided to support general communications
among a RFID, a reader and an application. Real and cyber
spaces are synchronized via dynamic and real-time mapping
from symbolic strings or IDs to the semantic XML data
- Jianhua Ma, Ubiquitous Intelligence The
Intelligence Revolution, ID People Magazine, Published
by On Publishing SA, Belgium, April 2005.