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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 771-784 (July 2006)

Control Component Development of Information Appliances on Networks*

Po-Cheng Huang, Kuan-Rong Lee, Chien-Chung Su, Yau-Hwang Kuo, Mong-Fong Horng+, Chien-Chou Lin+ and Yu-Chang Chen+
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, 701 Taiwan
+Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Shu-Te University
Kaohsiung, 824 Taiwan

In this paper, an Information Appliance Control Platform (IACP) is presented. In this platform, users monitor control appliances through a network-connected mobile device at home, even on the Internet. This platform is effectively built by the technologies of agent, embedded system, networking, database and serial communication. Three subsystems developed in this platform are User Interface Subsystem (UIS), Gateway subsystem (GS) and Information Appliance Network Subsystem (IANS). To efficiently set up an effective software process, a CMMI-style process management and a CVS (Concurrent Version System) are adopted to support the software process. Based on the flow of requirement analysis, specification definition, design, implementation, integration, validation, and verification, team members can transparently co-work in each stage. The results indicate that only the control components can support a new digital living style, but also such a develop paradigm demonstrates a successful software process and improve the efficiency and effectiveness.

Keywords: information appliance, control component, mobile computing, agent, CMMI

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Received January 10, 2006; accepted April 11, 2006.
Communicated by Yau-Hwang Kuo.
* This paper is based partially on work supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan, R.O.C., under grant No. NSC 93-2218-E-366-004.