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Service Computation Theory for Creating Smart Living Spaces

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Recent developments in hardware and software technology continue to make possible a variety of new human support systems. In this technological climate, there is an increasing need to begin applying information processing to the area of )Bgservicesh. In order to research smart living spaces that really support people in everyday life, there is a need to first gain an understanding of what needs to be gservicedh. In creating service computation theory, that is, applying computation to services, we must first understand the services that are in demand, and develop a way of expressing that understanding. One of our big aims in conducting this research is the establishment of a service computation theory to act as an information processing system for supporting everyday life. As the first step toward that goal, in order to ascertain what kind of services people need, we conducted a survey of needs in everyday life, and considered ways of expressing those needs.

Survey and Discussion of Needs in Everyday Life
Services are ways of fulfilling human needs. In order to investigate what kind of needs we satisfy in our everyday lives, we referred to Maslow)Bfs Hierarchy of Needs and conducted a survey of everyday needs in 10 students (seven male and three female).

Configuration of the Service Rapid Prototyping System
Future Works

)BEEstablishing a method of expressing the structure of needs,
)BEEstablishing service computation theory,
)BEConstructing a new programming environment based on service computation theory.


  • Y. Nishida, Y. Motomura, T. Hori, A. Kaneko, H. Mizoguchi, )BgService Computation Theory for Daily Living Support Systems,h Technical Report (Neurocomputing), Vol. 105, No. 342, pp. 7-12, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers, October 2005 (ATR).