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Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2000

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  • Smart spaces and environments [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 3
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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  • Workshop on smart spaces [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 35
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  • Final report on the inter-agency workshop on research issues for smart environments

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 36 - 40
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    Presents the final report summarizing some of the major outcomes of the July 25-26 DARPA/NIST/NSF inter-agency workshop on smart environments, which took place on the campus of Georgia Tech. in the College of Computing. We are beginning to see a proliferation of small, portable information appliances for individuals and powerful sensors that can be embedded and networked in environments. As we att... View full abstract»

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  • GPS-less low-cost outdoor localization for very small devices

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (808)  |  Patents (38)
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    Instrumenting the physical world through large networks of wireless sensor nodes, particularly for applications like environmental monitoring of water and soil, requires that these nodes be very small, lightweight, untethered, and unobtrusive. The problem of localization, that is, determining where a given node is physically located in a network, is a challenging one, and yet extremely crucial for... View full abstract»

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  • Managing context data for smart spaces

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 44 - 46
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    Describes our on-going efforts to construct a service infrastructure to support smart environments. We characterize “fusion services”, which extract and infer useful context information from sensor data, using evidential reasoning techniques. We specify sensing services as Bayesian networks and use information-theoretic algorithms to optimize the resources consumed by the rendering of ... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless communications and coexistence for smart environments

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 66 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (11)
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    Technology is emerging that will support the pervasive deployment of small intelligent devices that serve their owner and communicate using wireless transmissions. Collectively, these devices would provide a smart environment. Before this vision can become a reality, significant challenges must be overcome in the design of access protocols, and in spectrum management policies. Some devices in a sm... View full abstract»

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  • Using multiple devices simultaneously for display and control

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 62 - 65
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    The Pebbles research project (http://www.cs.cmu.edu~pebbles) has been studying the use of hand-held personal digital assistants (PDAs) along with other kinds of hand-held computers, at the same time as other computing devices. A key focus of our research is that the hand-held computers are used both as output devices and as input devices to control the activities on the other computers. Our previo... View full abstract»

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  • Component-based software systems for smart environments

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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    The article focuses on the role component-based software may play in realizing smart environments. A scenario describes a future smart environment in a university campus setting. The scenario illustrates how software components might contribute to the various phases of development, deployment and use of smart environments. Key research areas identified include: development of component frameworks,... View full abstract»

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  • Querying the physical world

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 10 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (104)  |  Patents (8)
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    In the next decade, millions of sensors and small-scale mobile devices will integrate processors, memory, and communication capabilities. Networks of devices will be widely deployed for monitoring applications. In these new applications, users need to query very large collections of devices in an ad hoc manner. Most existing systems rely on a centralized system for collecting device data. These sy... View full abstract»

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  • Environment management for hybrid user interfaces

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 50 - 53
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    As computers proliferate, becoming smaller, more mobile, more powerful and more diverse, how will the ways in which we interact with them change? In this article, we describe research in developing “hybrid user interfaces” that tie together the diverse displays and interaction devices that a user may encounter in a mobile, shared environment. Controlling such a dynamically changing, he... View full abstract»

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  • A communication infrastructure for smart environments: a position article

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 54 - 58
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    With today's state-of-the-art technology, miniature sensors and actuators can be manufactured and integrated with electronics onto extremely small footprint devices. Such devices could be embedded into different platforms, creating a highly controllable, supportive, and cooperative environment. Applications of this technology can easily be envisioned in nearly every aspect of our life: in the work... View full abstract»

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  • Ubiquitous computing and the role of geometry

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 41 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    M. Weiser (<http://www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiser/UbiHome.html>) described ubiquitous computing as “invisible, everywhere computing that does not live on a personal device of any sort, but is in the woodwork everywhere”. The EasyLiving project at Microsoft Research is focused on those aspects of ubiquitous computing that are relevant to smart environments, including work in distri... View full abstract»

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  • DataSpace: querying and monitoring deeply networked collections in physical space

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 4 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    We introduce a new conception of three-dimensional DataSpace, which is physical space enhanced by connectivity to the network. DataSpace is addressed geographically as opposed to the current logical addressing scheme of the Internet. Here, a local area network is replaced by a room, a street, a mountaintop, and so on. Billions of objects populate DataSpace, each aware of its own geographic locatio... View full abstract»

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  • Ubiquitous sensing for smart and aware environments

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 47 - 49
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    As computing technology continues to become increasingly pervasive and ubiquitous, we envision the development of environments that can sense what we are doing and support our daily activities. In this article, we outline our efforts toward building such environments and discuss the importance of a sensing and signal-understanding infrastructure that leads to awareness of what is happening in an e... View full abstract»

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  • Protocols for self-organization of a wireless sensor network

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 16 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (526)  |  Patents (41)
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    We present a suite of algorithms for self-organization of wireless sensor networks in which there is a scalably large number of mainly static nodes with highly constrained energy resources. The protocols further support slow mobility by a subset of the nodes, energy-efficient routing, and formation of ad hoc subnetworks for carrying out cooperative signal processing functions among a set of the no... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased publication in 2001. The current retitled publication is IEEE Wireless Communications.

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