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Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals

Author : John Krumm
ISBN : 1420093614
Genre : Mathematics
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"...a must-read text that provides a historical lens to see how ubicomp has matured into a multidisciplinary endeavor. It will be an essential reference to researchers and those who want to learn more about this evolving field." -From the Foreword, Professor Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology First introduced two decades ago, the term ubiquitous computing is now part of the common vernacular. Ubicomp, as it is commonly called, has grown not just quickly but broadly so as to encompass a wealth of concepts and technology that serves any number of purposes across all of human endeavor. While such growth is positive, the newest generation of ubicomp practitioners and researchers, isolated to specific tasks, are in danger of losing their sense of history and the broader perspective that has been so essential to the field’s creativity and brilliance. Under the guidance of John Krumm, an original ubicomp pioneer, Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals brings together eleven ubiquitous computing trailblazers who each report on his or her area of expertise. Starting with a historical introduction, the book moves on to summarize a number of self-contained topics. Taking a decidedly human perspective, the book includes discussion on how to observe people in their natural environments and evaluate the critical points where ubiquitous computing technologies can improve their lives. Among a range of topics this book examines: How to build an infrastructure that supports ubiquitous computing applications Privacy protection in systems that connect personal devices and personal information Moving from the graphical to the ubiquitous computing user interface Techniques that are revolutionizing the way we determine a person’s location and understand other sensor measurements While we needn’t become expert in every sub-discipline of ubicomp, it is necessary that we appreciate all the perspectives that make up the field and understand how our work can influence and be influenced by those perspectives. This is important, if we are to encourage future generations to be as successfully innovative as the field’s originators.

Guide To Computing Fundamentals In Cyber Physical Systems

Author : Dietmar P.F. Möller
ISBN : 9783319251783
Genre : Computers
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This book presents an in-depth review of the state of the art of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and their applications. Relevant case studies are also provided, to help the reader to master the interdisciplinary material. Features: includes self-test exercises in each chapter, together with a glossary; offers a variety of teaching support materials at an associated website, including a comprehensive set of slides and lecture videos; presents a brief overview of the study of systems, and embedded computing systems, before defining CPS; introduces the concepts of the Internet of Things, and ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing; reviews the design challenges of CPS, and their impact on systems and software engineering; describes the ideas behind Industry 4.0 and the revolutions in digital manufacturing, including smart and agile manufacturing, as well as cybersecurity in manufacturing; considers the social impact of the changes in skills required by the globalized, digital work environment of the future.

Fundamentals Of Mobile And Pervasive Computing

Author : Frank Adelstein
ISBN : 9780071782586
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The authoritative, general reference that has been sorely missing in the field of mobile computing This book teaches all the main topics via the hottest applications in a rapidlygrowing field. "Big picture" explanations of ad hoc networks and service discovery Exercises, projects, and solutions to illustrate core concepts Extensive wireless security methodologies

Pervasive Systems And Ubiquitous Computing

Author : A. Genco
ISBN : 9781845644826
Genre : Computers
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Pervasive systems, due to inexpensive wireless technology can now be implemented easily and local and network advanced applications can be joined anytime simply by using a mobile terminal (cell phone, PDA, smartphone etc.) Pervasive systems free people from conventional interaction with desktop and laptop computers thereby allowing a new human-environment interaction to take place on the basis of wireless multimedia communication.Addressing the theoretical fundamentals of pervasive systems as they are studied and developed in the major research laboratories, Pervasive Systems and Ubiquitous Computing is aimed at MSc and PhD engineering students

Ubiquitous Computing

Author : Stefan Poslad
ISBN : 9781119965268
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book provides an introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing Ubiquitous Computing (also commonly referred to as Pervasive Computing) describes the ways in which current technological models, based upon three base designs: smart (mobile, wireless, service) devices, smart environments (of embedded system devices) and smart interaction (between devices), relate to and support a computing vision for a greater range of computer devices, used in a greater range of (human, ICT and physical) environments and activities. The author details the rich potential of ubiquitous computing, the challenges involved in making it a reality, and the prerequisite technological infrastructure. Additionally, the book discusses the application and convergence of several current major and future computing trends. Key Features: Provides an introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing Describes how current technology models based upon six different technology form factors which have varying degrees of mobility wireless connectivity and service volatility: tabs, pads, boards, dust, skins and clay, enable the vision of ubiquitous computing Describes and explores how the three core designs (smart devices, environments and interaction) based upon current technology models can be applied to, and can evolve to, support a vision of ubiquitous computing and computing for the future Covers the principles of the following current technology models, including mobile wireless networks, service-oriented computing, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, context-awareness, autonomous systems, micro-electromechanical systems, sensors, embedded controllers and robots Covers a range of interactions, between two or more UbiCom devices, between devices and people (HCI), between devices and the physical world. Includes an accompanying website with PowerPoint slides, problems and solutions, exercises, bibliography and further reading Graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications courses will find this a fascinating and useful introduction to the subject. It will also be of interest to ICT professionals, software and network developers and others interested in future trends and models of computing and interaction over the next decades.

Fundamentals Of Wearable Computers And Augmented Reality Second Edition

Author : Woodrow Barfield
ISBN : 9781482243512
Genre : Computers
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Data will not help you if you can’t see it where you need it. Or can’t collect it where you need it. Upon these principles, wearable technology was born. And although smart watches and fitness trackers have become almost ubiquitous, with in-body sensors on the horizon, the future applications of wearable computers hold so much more. A trusted reference for almost 15 years, Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality goes beyond smart clothing to explore user interface design issues specific to wearable tech and areas in which it can be applied. Upon its initial publication, the first edition almost instantly became a trusted reference, setting the stage for the coming decade, in which the explosion in research and applications of wearable computers and augmented reality occurred. Written by expert researchers and teachers, each chapter in the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect advances in the field and provide fundamental knowledge on each topic, solidifying the book’s reputation as a valuable technical resource as well as a textbook for augmented reality and ubiquitous computing courses. New Chapters in the Second Edition Explore: Haptics Visual displays Use of augmented reality for surgery and manufacturing Technical issues of image registration and tracking Augmenting the environment with wearable audio interfaces Use of augmented reality in preserving cultural heritage Human-computer interaction and augmented reality technology Spatialized sound and augmented reality Augmented reality and robotics Computational clothing From a technology perspective, much of what is happening now with wearables and augmented reality would not have been possible even five years ago. In the fourteen years since the first edition burst on the scene, the capabilities and applications of both technologies are orders of magnitude faster, smaller, and cheaper. Yet the book’s overarching mission remains the same: to supply the fundamental information and basic knowledge about the design and use of wearable computers and augmented reality with the goal of enhancing people’s lives.

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