Service Provision for Pervasive Computing Environments

Service Provision for Pervasive Computing Environments

E. Loureiro (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Frederico Bublitz (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Loreno Oliveira (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Nadia Barbosa (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Angelo Perkusich (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Hyggo Almeida (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil) and Glauber Ferreira (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8.ch147
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Abstract

The fast development on microelectronics has promoted the increase on the computational power of hardware components. On the other hand, we are facing a significant improvement on energy consumption as well as the reduction of the physical size of such components. These improvements and the emergence of wireless networking technologies are enabling the development of small and powered mobile devices. Due to this scenario, the so-called pervasive computing paradigm, introduced by Mark Weiser in 1991 (Weiser, 1991) is becoming a reality. Such a paradigm envisions a world where environments are inhabited by computing devices, all of them seamlessly integrated into peoples’ lives, and effectively helping to carry on their daily tasks.

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