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ActivitySpace: managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space

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ActivitySpace : managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space. / Houben, Steven; Tell, Paolo; Bardram, Jakob.

ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 119-128.

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Houben, S, Tell, P & Bardram, J 2014, ActivitySpace: managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space. in ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM, New York, pp. 119-128. https://doi.org/10.1145/2669485.2669493

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Houben, S., Tell, P., & Bardram, J. (2014). ActivitySpace: managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space. In ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (pp. 119-128). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2669485.2669493

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Houben S, Tell P, Bardram J. ActivitySpace: managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space. In ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York: ACM. 2014. p. 119-128 https://doi.org/10.1145/2669485.2669493

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Houben, Steven ; Tell, Paolo ; Bardram, Jakob. / ActivitySpace : managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space. ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM, 2014. pp. 119-128

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