Passage: Physical transportation of digital information in cooperative buildings

Shin’ichi Konomi, Christian Müller-Tomfelde, Norbert A. Streitz

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The Passage mechanism introduced in this paper provides an easy and intuitive way to transport various types of digital objects by using also normal physical objects without any special identification tags. The current implementation of the Passage mechanism utilizes electronic scales and contact-free identification devices and thus allows for identification of arbitrary physical objects as well as immediate and unique identification of certain dedicated physical objects. The mechanism is used in various types of cooperative work scenarios in the i-LAND environment (Streitz, et al. 1999) that provides an essential part of the infrastructure for cooperative buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Information, Organizations and Architecture - 2nd International Workshop, CoBuild 1999, Proceedings
EditorsVolker Hartkopf, Norbert A. Streitz, Shin’ichi Konomi, Jane Siegel
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)354066596X, 9783540665960
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Cooperative Buildings, CoBuild 1999 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 1 1999Oct 2 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Workshop on Cooperative Buildings, CoBuild 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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