About the Book :
The book is partitioned into 3 sections: introduction, ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous intelligence.1) Introduction: after describing the vision, challenges and some illustrative examples, this section describes the essential parts of this ubiquitous vision: a wireless (and wired) network infrastructure, computer services constructed so that they are available everywhere and human computer interface design to support the feature of being invisible. This part concludes by describing the rich functionality, complexity and intelligence, ubiquitous computing needs to offer.2) Ubiquitous computing focuses on how we design and implement devices and environments: to support user and object mobility, aggregation and to context (such as location) awareness and adaptation to make service access more invisible to the users.3) Ubiquitous intelligence covers designing and implementing features of intelligence to support ubiquitous computing. A key issue is whether to make the devices smart, the environment smart or both.
About the Author :
Stefan Poslad holds a PhD in computing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is currently a lecturer and a researcher in the Intelligent Communication Lab at QMUL He has extensive experience at developing and delivering course material in related areas and at applying ambient intelligent approaches involving agents, context aware, smart mobile devices and sensors.Michael Berger has been involved in Computer Science research for the last 12 years, specializing in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Distributed and Ubiquitous Systems as well as Multi-Agent Systems research. Since 1997 Dr. Berger is a member of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems research group at Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) in Munich and is involved in several technical and team management functions, responsible for product developments in the telematics area and chair of several activities. Since 2002 Dr. Berger has been heading the technology and competence field "Mobile and Ambient Intelligence Technologies" within Siemens CT.Robert M. Patton is a research associate with the Applied Software Engineering Research group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is currently the principle investigator of the Orion Project, which focuses on the application of intelligent software agents for sensor data fusion. In addition, Dr. Patton works on a number of different projects involving software agents, computational intelligence, and applications to information fusion.Patricia Charlton has over 15 years of research experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent systems. This experience covers all aspects from project inception and proposal, through design and implementation, on to end user studies and field trials of the systems developed. This includes being prime coordinator of two large EU projects. Experienced in strategic, management and technical roles within Motorola Labs and author of over 50 papers in the field of AI and multi-agent systems and of 9 filed patents.
Interesting Facts :
Gives a rounded introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing in one volume.Describes how current technology models based upon mobile wireless services relate to and can evolve to support the ubiquitous computing vision.Brings together- current visions of mobile wireless networks and services, human-oriented but invisible artifacts, sensors and self-organising P2P network models that need to be autonomic with intelligent artifact, networks, services and environment design.Covers computing & network infrastructure, Human Computer Interaction, sensors, context awareness & adaptation, middleware services, ubicomp technologies as well as intelligence in devices/networks, knowledge management and applications.Provides an accompanying website with PPT-slides; problems & solutions, exercises, bibliography, further reading.
1.Ubiquitous Computing: Basics and Vision.2.Applications and Requirements.3.Smart Devices and Services.4.Smart Mobiles, Cards and Device Networks.5.Human--Computer Interaction.6.Tagging, Sensing and Controlling.7.Context-Aware Systems.8.Intelligent Systems (IS).9.Intelligent System Interaction.10.Autonomous Systems and Artificial Life.11.Ubiquitous Communication.12.Management of Smart Devices.13.Ubiquitous System: Challenges and Outlook.Index.