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IEEE Pervasive Computing

Issue 2 • Jan.-March 2005

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Swiss Army Knife or Wallet?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):2 - 3
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    Today, the cell phone is the dominant mobile device. What comes next? As circuit density improves, we see a convergence of mobile device functionality—cell phones combined with PDAs or with email capability or both. Where do we go from here? View full abstract»

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  • T-Engine: Japan's ubiquitous computing architecture is ready for prime time

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):4 - 9
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    Japan is quietly positioning itself for the next phase in digital technology: ubiquitous computing. A sign of things to come is T-Engine, arguably the most advanced ubiquitous computing platform in the world. T-Engine enables the distribution of software resources, including middleware developed on T-Kernel, its compact, real-time operating system. The platform also features standardized hardware ... View full abstract»

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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 13
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    In this column, editors Keith Farkas and Guerney Hunt review a number of smart phone-related products: a service that translates voicemail into text messages and another that enables the tracking of family members, a productivity device that uses a phone as a gateway to the Internet, a remote Bluetooth-enabled camera, a mobile phone equipped with a seven-megapixel camera, and a micro drive for mob... View full abstract»

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  • Autism, environmental buffers, and wearable servers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):14 - 17
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    Ubiquitous computing systems often involve infrastructure placed either on the body or in the environment. Many issues help determine equipment's optimal placement. We've developed a combined wearable and environmental infrastructure for CareLog, a prototype system for capturing and annotating the behavior of children with autism (CWA). The infrastructure features a wearable personal server, which... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: The Smart Phone--A First Platform for Pervasive Computing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 19
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    The mobile or smart phone is ushering in the real age of ubiquitous computing, and we shouldn’t undervalue its importance. This issue highlights work that presents specific smart phone applications as well as programming infrastructure for further development and studies of emergent uses. View full abstract»

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  • Enabling pervasive computing with smart phones

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 27
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    Mobile telephony's technical and market success in Europe attracted researchers' interest in mobile systems. Some researchers began investigating appropriate architectures for providing information services to cellular mobile telephony users, and the quest for the "killer" third-generation (3G) mobile telephony application dominated the EU Information Society Technology research program. Dozens of... View full abstract»

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  • Social serendipity: mobilizing social software

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (184)  |  Patents (16)
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    Many mobile devices incorporate low-power wireless connectivity protocols, such as Bluetooth, that can be used to identify an individual to other people nearby. We have developed an architecture that leverages this functionality in mobile phones - originally designed for communication at a distance - to connect people across the room. Serendipity is an application of the architecture. It combines ... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting social interaction with smart phones

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):35 - 41
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    The smart phone offers communication, connectivity, content consumption, and content creativity. Seven different systems exemplify its ability to support a wide range of social interactions, helping make pervasive computing a reality. For smart phones to become successful pervasive system components, they must support and enhance various user activities and offer useful, effective functionality. T... View full abstract»

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  • The ubiquitous camera: an in-depth study of camera phone use

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 50
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    Little in-depth data exists regarding what users actually do with their camera phones. Our goal was thus to understand how people use camera phone images for social and personal purposes and affective and functional purposes. We had two main objectives. The first was to explore the range and diversity of use to help broaden our outlook on current and future camera phone use. The second was to eluc... View full abstract»

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  • ContextPhone: a prototyping platform for context-aware mobile applications

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):51 - 59
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    Smart phones are a particularly tempting platform for building context-aware applications because they're programmable and often use well-known operating systems. There's a gap, however, between the operating systems' functionality and the features that application developers need. To fill this gap, we've designed and developed ContextPhone, a software platform consisting of four interconnected mo... View full abstract»

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  • Using smart phones to access site-specific services

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 66
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    We investigate how smart phones can augment site-specific services - that is, electronic services or applications that reside in a specific location. Site-specific services already exist in the form of ticket machines, electronic information kiosks, interactive product catalogues, and so on. However, integrating users' smart phones into these interactions can enhance service functionality while re... View full abstract»

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  • A wireless Web for creating and sharing personal content through handsets

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):67 - 73
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    Mobile handsets have evolved from voice transmission devices to sophisticated digital assistants permanently connected to the Internet. These handsets now include hardware attachments that let users capture images and video and accurately track handsets' positions. These new features combined with the terminals' data transmission capabilities support a rich multimedia interaction model that enable... View full abstract»

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  • Using mobile phones for secure, distributed document processing in the developing world

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):74 - 81
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (2)
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    Paper plays an essential role in many information ecologies in the developing world, but it can be inefficient and inflexible. We've developed an information services architecture that uses a smart phone equipped with a built-in digital camera to process augmented paper documents. The CAM document-processing framework exploits smart mobile phones' utility, usability, and growing ubiquity to link p... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile technology, compensatory aids, and usability evaluations

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):82 - 83
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    The article describes two different research projects. The first one explores the challenges of using mobile wireless devices to develop compensatory aids for people with cognitive impairments. The second contribution presents a research effort aimed at developing and evaluating context-aware mobile services. View full abstract»

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  • Smart Camera Phones: Limits and Applications

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):84 - 87
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  • WMCSA 2004: 10 Years of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):88 - 90
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    The Sixth IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications took place in December 2004 in England’s Lake District. WMCSA 2004 continued the trend of a high-quality interactive workshop focused on mobile and ubiquitous applications, systems, and environments, as well as their underlying state-of-the-art technologies. View full abstract»

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  • A multiplatform methodology: developing mobile device applications

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):92 - 96
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    When the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut decided to launch a computing course on mobile computing devices, the author designed a course to meet industry requirements and to introduce students to the major platforms used to build practical applications. He dedicated much of Pervasive Computing Systems and Applications, EECE 679, to teaching mobile... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Pervasive Computing explores the role of computing in the physical world–as characterized by visions such as the Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Computing. Designed for researchers, practitioners, and educators, this publication acts as a catalyst for realizing the ideas described by Mark Weiser in 1988.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Maria R. Ebling, Ph.D.
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center