" a must-read text that provides a historical lens to see how
ubicomp has matured into a multidisciplinary endeavor. It will be
an essential reference to researchers and those who want to learn
more about this evolving field."
-From the Foreword, Professor Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia
Institute of Technology
First introduced two decades ago, the term ubiquitous computing
is now part of the common vernacular. Ubicomp, as it is commonly
called, has grown not just quickly but broadly so as to encompass a
wealth of concepts and technology that serves any number of
purposes across all of human endeavor. While such growth is
positive, the newest generation of ubicomp practitioners and
researchers, isolated to specific tasks, are in danger of losing
their sense of history and the broader perspective that has been so
essential to the field 's creativity and brilliance.
Under the guidance of John Krumm, an original ubicomp pioneer,
Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals brings together eleven ubiquitous
computing trailblazers who each report on his or her area of
expertise. Starting with a historical introduction, the book moves
on to summarize a number of self-contained topics. Taking a
decidedly human perspective, the book includes discussion on how to
observe people in their natural environments and evaluate the
critical points where ubiquitous computing technologies can improve
their lives. Among a range of topics this book examines:
- How to build an infrastructure that supports ubiquitous
- Privacy protection in systems that connect personal devices and
- Moving from the graphical to the ubiquitous computing user
- Techniques that are revolutionizing the way we determine a
person 's location and understand other sensor measurements
While we needn t become expert in every sub-discipline of
ubicomp, it is necessary that we appreciate all the perspectives
that make up the field and understand how our work can influence
and be influenced by those perspectives. This is important, if we
are to encourage future generations to be as successfully
innovative as the field 's originators.
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