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IEEE Personal Communications

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1997

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  • Mobility and Location

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 7
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  • Location-oriented multimedia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):48 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (14)
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    Location-oriented multimedia describes the integration of location-awareness technology and mobile multimedia applications. Application mobility is targeted at users rather than hosts. Since much complex execution and user interface state is set up in the course of application sessions, it is useful to be able to retain this transparently after moving an application. Distributed multimedia complic... View full abstract»

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  • A new location technique for the active office

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):42 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (482)  |  Patents (61)
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    Configuration of the computing and communications systems found at home and in the workplace is a complex task that currently requires the attention of the user. Researchers have begun to examine computers that would autonomously change their functionality based on observations of who or what was around them. By determining their context, using input from sensor systems distributed throughout the ... View full abstract»

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  • The ORL active floor [sensor system]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):35 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (63)  |  Patents (27)
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    A novel type of sensor system called the active floor is presented that allows the time-varying spatial weight distribution of the active office environment to be captured. The properties of the active floor are described, showing that it differs substantially from other commonly encountered sensor systems. Furthermore, classification of the footstep signature of a number of individuals is attempt... View full abstract»

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  • Mobilizing applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):26 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (39)
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    Wireless communication links are expensive and slow, and are therefore a scarce resource. Their usage should be subject to special scrutiny, especially when used by general-purpose application programs. We present the services of the “Mobile Application Framework” which supports conventional applications while using these links in three aspects: first, by optimizing outgoing communicat... View full abstract»

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  • Context-aware applications: from the laboratory to the marketplace

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):58 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (211)  |  Patents (26)
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    Current hardware developments are making mobile computing increasingly attractive. An important class of mobile applications are context-aware applications: applications that change their behaviour according to the user's present context-their location, who they are with, what the time of day is, and so on. This article is about software design for context-aware applications. Currently most such a... View full abstract»

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  • Piconet: embedded mobile networking

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (55)  |  Patents (20)
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    Piconet is a general-purpose, low-power ad hoc radio network. It provides a base level of connectivity to even the simplest of sensing and computing objects. It is our intention that a full range of portable and embedded devices may make use of this connectivity. This article outlines the Piconet system, under development at the Olivetti and Oracle Research Laboratory (ORL). The authors discuss th... View full abstract»

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  • Local and global handovers for mobility management in wireless ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (2)
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    This article deals with the problem of virtual circuit (VC) management in wireless ATM (W-ATM) networks with mobile user terminals. In W-ATM networks, a VC terminating at a mobile user may require dynamic reestablishment during the short time span necessary for terminal handover due to its movement from one (macro)cell to another. The VC reestablishment procedure has to ensure in-sequence and loss... View full abstract»

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