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Advanced Topics of Internet Computing: Ubiquitous Computing SS 2005

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Fridays, 10am - 12pm HS 10

This lecture discusses the challenges in computer systems research posed by the emerging field of Ubiquitous Computing. It first examines the relationship of this new field to its predecessors: distributed systems and mobile computing. We elaborate on the three main facets of Ubiquitous Computing, which are ad-hoc networks, smart sensors & devices, and context-awareness. A focus of this lecture is on several kinds of services in Ubiquitious Computing environments.