uService at CeBIT 2012 – Easily create your own mobile app

February 7th, 2012

At CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany, the ITEA 2 project ( is going to showcase the easy creation of mobile services. You will be able to have a hands-on with the uService editor, create your own mobile app and share it with other people. Everybody can do that!

The CeBIT is world’s largest and most international computer expo. Please feel free to visit the uService booth at Hall 9, Stand F34 from March 6th to 10th. We look forward to see you there!

The uService project has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under contract number 01—S0902F. German partners in this project are: Communology, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), DLZ (Deutsches Lauftherapiezentrum), Orga Systems, Safran Morpho, University of Rostock.

Short project description

The uService project investigates the turn of mobile users into service super prosumers in order to benefit from the vast number of potential mobile services. These services can be consumed remotely by other users, in a simple way, with only their mobile devices. Mobile-to-mobile provision of this type of user-generated mobile services implies millions of potential sources with valuable information for the same amount of potential users.

Due to the particular challenge of the mobile environment, where device resources, interaction possibilities and user attention are much more restricted compared to the fixed, traditional Web environment, uService proposes a new way to look at mobile information services in order to solve this problem and deliver services that all users are expecting – above all the non-technical users. In the uService project, this type of service is called micro service or uService. These services are small, sharply focused applications with their own graphical user interface, which allow users to obtain and provide information – like opinions, recommendation, location or speed – to fellow mobile users.

The CeBIT 2011 is over. Welcome CeBIT 2012.

March 10th, 2011

University of Rostock

The CeBIT 2011 is over and we proudly showed what is possible with the WS4D frameworks. An Pulse/SpO2 sensor using 6LowPAN and a remote controlled window live from the Embedded 2011 were the highlights.
We showed the total lineup from small devices using the uDWPS up to the newest App for Android using the JMEDS Stack.
PipesBox was used to control the window via a twitter API. That was awesome. Feel free to use our open source stacks and get infected by the web service idea and get curious for the CeBIT 2012.

WS4D Smart-* Demonstrator

February 21st, 2011

As we already posted, the CEBIT in Hannover and the Embedded World on Nürnberg are getting closer. So we posted a preview on the CEBIT demonstrator a few days ago, showing WS4D-uDPWS in action (see the SpO2 finger clip sensor).

Now would like to give a preview on the Embedded World demonstrator here. The video shows our Smart-Window, opening and closing depending on the humidity. The involved technologies are 6LoWPAN, IPv6, CoAP, DPWS, Digitalstrom and several of our existing WS4D tools. Feel free to comment…

Meet WS4D @ CeBIT 2011 in Hannover

January 20th, 2011

Like ever year, WS4D will exhibit at the CEBIT in Hannover (01.-05.03.2011). You will find our booth at Hall 9, Stand C09. You already know WS4D? But surely you have never seen our newest development WS4D-uDPWS in action! You don’t know WS4D? Come to our booth and make your first experiences with WS4D!

  • We will present the world wide first SpO2 sensor based on WS4D-uDPWS
  • We will give an overview about the WS4D technology and answer all questions
  • We will present advanced software toolkits for WS4D development
  • We will demonstrate the capabilities of WS4D and WS4D-Pipes

You can find more information also in our handouts in English and in German.

Meet WS4D @ CeBIT 2010 in Hannover

February 24th, 2010

The University of Rostock exhibits on the CeBIT in Hannover (02.03. – 06.03.2010) and promotes WS4D technologies to overcome the problems of the heterogeneous hardware structure with advanced cross domain solutions. See the “Internet of Things” and make your first experiences with WS4D. We will present you:

  • A complete overview about the WS4D technologies and its potentials for the creation of smart cross domain systems.
  • Advanced software toolkits for WS4D development with C/C++ and Java.
  • The WS4D-PipesBox tool for the easy graphical creation of device ensembles and service mashups.  

Miscellaneous contacts already have been established and hopefully more potentials partners from industry and for research will follow during the following days. Come and see the live demonstration of the WS4D capabilities and meet the team. Visit us at Hall 9, C09 with the exhibit “WS4D – Web Services for Devices – Cross domain technology for smart systems.


Back from OASIS WS-DD meetings and CeBIT

March 13th, 2009

We are back  from the OASIS WS-DD interop / face-to-face meeting and the CeBIT IT exhibition in Hannover.

During the WS-DD meetings (23.-26.2. hosted by Canon at their Santa Ana, CA campus) we tested the security part of DPWS with our ws4d-gsoap toolkit. The changes will be part of a new release described later. During the face-to-face we continued the standardization work to accomplish the version 1.1 of DPWS, WS-Discovery and SOAP-over-UDP specifications until June. As you can see on the issue list, most issues are solved. So the deadline at June looks good.


During the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover we introduced our new and easy to use composition tool to create new applications in device scenarios. This time our main focus was the health care scenario. Our compositione tool called pipes attracted a lot of attention. We plan to release this tool as open source soon, so you can connect your DPWS capable devices with each other, with regular web services, web 2.0 services or even other devices that don’t support DPWS!

Apart from that we look for new application domains of DPWS. One such new application domain is distributed OSGi. So we are developing an integration of our java multi edition stack (JMEDS) into OSGi. It can be used to distribute the services of an OSGi plattform, use OSGi services with DPWS clients and integrate DPWS devices into OSGi. We are planning to release this extension soon.

To sum up our plans for the near future:

  • Release version 0.8 and 0.7.1 of ws4d-gsoap. Version 0.8 supports the latest version of the WS-DD specifications and has new features like DPWS security support, scope matching support, lwIP support, fixed interoperability issues with vista and windows 7 and maybe RTnet support. Version 0.7 simply fixes basic bugs related to the build system.
  • Release ws4d-pipes
  • Release OSGi integration for JMEDS

WS4D successfully exhibits at the CEBIT in Hannover

March 4th, 2009

The University of Rostock exhibits on the CEBIT in Hannover and successfully promotes WS4D technologies to overcome the problems of the heterogeneous hardware structure in the domain home health care. Miscellaneous contacts already have been established and hopefully more potentials partners from industry and for research will follow during the next days. Visit us at Hall 9, D04 with the exhibit “Interoperability in Home Healtcare Applications through Web Services for Devices”.

CEBIT 2009