Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions

Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui (Oxford Brookes University, UK), Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, UAE) and George M. Giaglis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 376
ISBN13: 9781599048406|ISBN10: 159904840X|EISBN13: 9781599048420|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-840-6


The development and availability of new computing and communication devices, and the increased connectivity between these devices, thanks to wired and wireless networks, are enabling new opportunities for people to perform their operations anywhere and anytime. This technological expansion has developed a multitude of challenges that demand further research.

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions investigates the technology foreground of ubiquitous computing, the emerging applications and services, as well as certain social issues that are vital for the successful deployment of a ubiquitous computing application, through a multi-perspective analytical lens. Providing academics and practitioners with high quality, authoritative content on such topics as device design, wireless communication, location sensing, privacy concerns, attention focus, multi-person interaction, and direct interaction, work patterns, this Premier Reference Source is a must-have addition to library collections worldwide.

Reviews and Testimonials

Many chapters illustrate how real-world applications of ubiquitous computing transform the world in which we live and our perception of computing itself.

– Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Oxford Brookes University, UK

The 12 articles in this look into the future are comprehensive.

– Book News Inc. (June 2008)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zakaria Maamar is Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. His research interests include business processes, Internet of things, and Web 2.0. Zakaria has a PhD in computer science from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.