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[use cases] physical Web

From: 이원석 <wonsuk.lee@etri.re.kr>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:16:18 +0000
To: "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
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Hi. All.
Previously physical web was mentioned via email thread in the group. But we didn’t describe this use case with our format. So I made below description for physical web use cases as the first draft.

Physical Web Use Case
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What is the user motivation for the use case
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When Matt is going to a bus station, Matt’s smart phone show the simple text, “Services in here”, to him via lock screen. If he choose this, the browser is launched and show available service list (for instance, real-time bus information service, beverage machine service and call taxi service) for things near from him. It looks like typical web search results from Google or Bing. If he select bus information, this service display populated visual UI on the browser to show the current status of buses for that station. In case of call taxi service, it show available taxies with time information to be came here. Beverage machine service list available beverage items with price and purchase button. After Matt had authentication and payment process, he could have a beverage he chose from them machine.

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How does this translate to a technical description
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To enable this use cases, things should have a beacon with broadcasting URLs for their own services into user smart devices near from the beacon. If user give an intention to use services related with things, browser lists up available services with summary and hyperlink information for them. The result order is based on a signal strength of beacon and user preference, which are based on analysis result of user behaviors like search, frequently used services and so on.

To realize this use case, security issue should be solved. It is possible anyone could put the beacon on the thing in somewhere with malware site URL. This can make the user to access and execute a risky malware web application user doesn’t want.

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What application domains are related (e.g. referring to the taxonomy)
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Main: any idea? ;-)
Related:

Kr, Wonsuk.
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