Systems architecture for pervasive retail

George Roussos, Mike Pryzbliski, Panos Kourouthanasis, Diomidis Spinellis, George Kalpogiannis, Eugene Gryazin, George Giaglis

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Recent developments in mobile technologies and associated economies of scale via mature manufacturing processes have made possible the construction of pervasive systems in specific application areas. In this paper we discuss a novel type of retail service based on wireless and mobile technologies for the automated replenishment of home product supplies. The primary motivation for this work is the optimization of the efficiency and effectiveness of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) supply chain: rather than terminating the supply chain at the supermarket checkout, it is now possible to extend its reach in the consumer home. This situation has significant effects both on the consumer perception of the shopping experience and on the internal as well as the intra-organisational business processes of the supply chain partners. In this paper, first we discuss in detail our motivation for the development of this service architecture and then describe its functionality in terms of user application scenarios. We discuss the different architectural elements of the service, including back end integration, middleware, shopping cart, mobility and home systems. Finally, we discuss future directions of this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
EditorsG. Lamont
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Melbourne, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 200312 Mar 2003


OtherProceedings of the 2003 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
CountryUnited States
CityMelbourne, FL


  • Electronic identity
  • Middleware
  • Mobile commerce
  • Pervasive computing
  • Radio frequency identification
  • Retail
  • Transcoding

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    Roussos, G., Pryzbliski, M., Kourouthanasis, P., Spinellis, D., Kalpogiannis, G., Gryazin, E., & Giaglis, G. (2003). Systems architecture for pervasive retail. In G. Lamont (Ed.), Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (pp. 631-636)