© Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014), Bali, Indonesia (2014)
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[en] The current trend in Ubiquitous Computing is to develop smaller, smarter and adaptive devices that are continuously connected to the Internet through wireless technologies. This offers a great opportunity for cooperation between these devices. Although much related work has been performed on collaboration techniques between smart devices, most of the work is not suited for large-scale networks, where their number can increase significantly. Following this context, we investigate how information is exchanged and handled in a distributed way in a Collaborative Ubiquitous Environment. To be perceived as collaborative and proactive, each single component has to coordinate with the others in smart way. In order to achieve these key features, we introduce the concept of Global Proactive Scenarios (GPASs). To support the deployment of these scenarios, we propose a specially designed intelligent architecture for ubiquitous systems that allows them to be context-aware, proactive and self-adaptive. Furthermore, we provide an example of joint effort for illustrating the full potential of a network of interconnected proactive systems.