Ubicon: Smart Ubiquitous and Social Computing

Ubicon: Smart Ubiquitous and Social Computing

Ubicon - A Platform for Smart Ubiquitous and Social Computing

Software Releases/Code: code.ubicon.eu (License: GNU AGPL, partially LGPL)

When referring to the system, please cite the following publication:
Atzmueller et al. (2014) Ubicon and its Applications for Ubiquitous Social Computing. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (20):53-77. URL

About Ubicon

The Ubicon software platform provides an extensible framework for building and hosting applications targeting both ubiquitous and social environments. It provides the technical basis for the Conferator system for enhancing social interaction at conferences, for the MyGroup system for supporting working groups, as well as for the WideNoise and AirProbe systems developed within the context of the EveryAware project for collecting environmental data.

Overall, Ubicon provides a powerful platform featuring several components and mechanisms in order to handle heterogeneous (Big) data in a scalable way. For details, we refer to Atzmueller et al. (2014) Ubicon and its Applications for Ubiquitous Social Computing. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (20):53-77URL.

The Ubicon software platform has initially been developed by the Chair of Knowledge and Data Engineering (KDE) within the VENUS project at the Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG), University of Kassel. The VENUS project emphasized also legal requirements, trust, and ergonomics, in addition to the technical implementation. Therefore, we tried to design the system such that you can choose your own balance of making things public and keeping them private, in a privacy-aware fashion - also supported by the various implemented components.

If you have a question concerning Ubicon please let us know and send us an e-mail: webmaster@ubicon.eu
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Code/Downloads

The source code of Ubicon is available on bitbucket, see code.ubicon.eu.

License: The main module of Ubicon is licensed under the AGPL, while several modules are also licensed under LGPL (see the URL above for details). For further information we also refer to the homepage of the Free Software Foundation.


Publications

Selected publications about Ubicon: