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|Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning
Francisco Milton Mendes Neto.
It is hard to deny the ubiquity of web technologies used for educational tools; which have provided significant breakthroughs in learning environments. These innovations have contributed to the growing approach of computer-supported education.
Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends...
Creating Personal, Social, and Urban Awareness through Pervasive Computing
Bin Guo, Daniele Riboni, Peizhao Hu.
The recent emergence and prevalence of social network applications, sensor equipped mobile devices, and the availability of large amounts of geo-referenced data have enabled the analysis of new context dimensions that involve individual, social, and urban context.
Creating Personal, Social, and...
Global Applications of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
As technology continues to play a vital role in our everyday lives, advancements in human-computer interaction studies embrace ubiquitous computing as a tool for information processing to evolve into the human environment. Global Applications of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing provides the global...
Social and Economic Effects of Community Wireless Networks and Infrastructures
It is surprising to think that in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology, over half of the globe still does not have access to high speed internet. Creating community wireless networks has in the past been a way to provide remote communities with internet and network access. Social and Economic...
Intelligent Technologies and Techniques for Pervasive Computing
Kostas Kolomvatsos, Christos Anagnostopoulos, Stathes Hadjiefthymiades.
Pervasive computing enables users to interact with information resources in their everyday lives. The development of computational technologies that can exist in ever smaller devices while simultaneously increasing processing power allows such devices to blend seamlessly into tangible environments....
Media in the Ubiquitous Era: Ambient, Social and Gaming Media
Artur Lugmayr, Helja Franssila, Pertti Näränen, Olli Sotamaa, Jukka Vanhala, Zhiwen Yu.
Media in the ubiquitous area is undergoing a tremendous change. Social media and Web 2.0 are applied in ever more diverse practices both in private and public communities and digital games and play are currently undergoing many transformations. Traditional communication and expression modalities are...
Ubiquitous Multimedia and Mobile Agents: Models and Implementations
Ubiquitous multimedia systems, or mobile multimedia systems, offer the promise of pervasive delivery of multimedia content to mobile users and their handheld devices. Ubiquitous Multimedia and Mobile Agents: Models and Implementations provides the hybridization of two paradigms, namely...
Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones
Many smart phone users reap the benefits of location-based services. While tracking users’ positions using their smart phone is an issue of concern for some, others who use Foursquare or rely on their Android GPS view location-based services as a necessity. Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile...
Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
With the development of ubiquitous and pervasive computing, increased and expanded adaptability to changing needs, preferences, and environments will emerge to further enhance the use of technology amongst global cultures and populations. Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies...
Strategic Pervasive Computing Applications: Emerging Trends
Through use of networked embedded devices, pervasive computing leaves the concept of personal computers far behind and are offers new opportunities for businesses to avail and to offer to their customers. Strategic Pervasive Computing Applications: Emerging Trends combines the views and opinions of...
Designing Solutions-Based Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: New Issues and Trends
Francisco Milton Mendes Neto, Pedro Fernandes Ribeiro Neto.
As information availability pervades every aspect of life, new trends, technologies, and enhancements must be carefully researched, evaluated and implemented in order to fabricate successful computing applications. Designing Solutions-Based Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: New Issues and Trends...
Managing Context Uncertainty in Smart Pervasive Environments
Nirmalya Roy, Sajal K. Das.
The essence of pervasive computing lies in the creation of smart environments saturated with computing and communication capabilities, yet gracefully integrated with human users (inhabitants). Context Awareness is perhaps the most salient feature of such an intelligent computing environment. An...
Effortless Data Capture for Ambient E-Services with Digital Pen and Paper Technology
Leili Lind, Aseel Berglund, Erik Berglund, Magnus Bång, Sture Hägglund.
In order to counteract the digital divide and to enable the society to reach all its citizens with various kinds of e-services, there is a need to develop access methods and terminal technologies suited also for groups with weak access to the Internet, not the least elderly and people needing care in...
Evaluating Voice User Interfaces in Ubiquitous Applications
Valéria Farinazzo Martins Salvador, João Soares de Oliveira Neto, Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães.
In the current trend of applications going more and more ubiquitous, it is necessary to determine some characteristics, requirements and properties that must be assured in order that the application provides quality service to its users. This chapter describes a study on the evaluation of Voice User...
A Service for Improving the User Experience in WLANs and WPANs
Ricardo Augusto Rabelo Oliveira, Antonio Alfredo F. Loureiro.
In this chapter is presented a framework to a service that acts as a middleware to the applications, providing the information about the wireless network context. The increasing use of wireless communications in mobile devices calls for a new level of resource management. Users with mobile devices...
Experiences in Developing Ubiquitous Applications
José Cano, Juan-Carlos Cano, Carlos T. Calafate, Pietro Manzoni.
Ubiquitous computing aims at making our lives easier by creating smart environments that are able to adequately react according to the context, the user, and the available devices. This chapter describes a set of prototype applications developed for a wide set of ubiquitous computing environments....
Wireless Sensor Network based Data Fusion and Control Model for an Oil Production Platform
Mitun Bhattacharyya, Ashok Kumar, Magdy Bayoumi.
In this chapter the authors propose methodologies for improving the efficiency of a control system in an industrial environment, specifically an oil production platform. They propose a data fusion model that consists of four steps – preprocessing, classification and association, data association and...
System Framework and Protocols for Ubiquitous Computing Based Monitoring of an Oil Platform
Mitun Bhattacharyya, Ashok Kumar, Magdy Bayoumi.
This book chapter proposes a system based on the WirelessHART standard for monitoring and controlling oil platforms using sensor networks. The authors propose a hierarchical distributed system where sensor nodes and process components are grouped both functionally and in terms of proximity (i.e....
Low Power Considerations in Ubiquitous Computing
Robert Tesch, Ashok Kumar, Jamie Mason, Dania Alvarez, Mario Di’Mattia, Shawn Luce.
Majority of the devices that are used in ubiquitous computing are expected to be as small as possible, be able to perform as many computations as possible, and transmit the results to another device or computer. Such expectations in performance put a pressure on the power budget of such devices. It is...
Wireless Sensor Networks Advances for Ubiquitous Computing
João B. Borges Neto, Rossana M. C. Andrade, Pedro Fernandes Ribeiro Neto.
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have considerably evolved in recent years. Their main focus has been always restricted to the extraction of information from the environment, but only data collected by the network has been considered. All internal operations and challenges encountered in achieving the...
Disability vs. Smart Environments
Rachid Kadouche, Bessam Abdulrazak.
This chapter discusses a novel approach to manage the human environment interaction in case of disability. It provides accessible services to the user in smart environment. This approach is based on the user limitation capabilities (“handicap situations”) in smart environment. It is built upon...
XAC Project: Towards a Middleware for Open Wireless Sensor Networks
Kenji Tei, Shunichiro Suenaga, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Yuichi Sei, Hikotoshi Nakazato, Yoichi Kaneki, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Shinichi Honiden.
In pervasive computing environment (Satyanarayanan, 2001), common context management system, that make context of the real world be shared among the context-aware applications, is required to reduce development cost of each context-aware applications. A wireless sensor network (WSN) will be a key...
Pervasive Computing Applications, Technologies, and Challenges for E-Health
Thienne Johnson, Eleri Cardozo, Eliane Gomes Guimarães.
The pervasive computing paradigm offers many tools to facilitate health care applications. It allows more robust local and remote monitoring applications, because of many personal acquired contexts that can be used to provide better specialized health services, such as emergency, elderly care, etc....
On the Design of Self-Organizing Ad Hoc Networks
Carlos M. S. Figueiredo, Antonio Alfredo F. Loureiro.
Self-organization concept has become very important to the vision of pervasive and ubiquitous systems because such systems are expected to be composed by lots of interconnected computing devices immersed in the environments. In particular, general Mobile Ad hoc networks, and their specializations such...