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IEEE Pervasive Computing

Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

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  • Call for Papers

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  • Table of contents

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  • Are We There Yet?

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  • Podcasting 101: What the Web's New Trend Means to You

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):7 - 11
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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Pervasive Direct Brain Interfaces

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Several areas of study could provide significant breakthroughs in making direct brain interface systems work. First, improving techniques for obtaining clear and artifact-free brain signals are difficult but critical to making DBIs feasible. Invasive techniques, such as implanted electrodes, could provide better control through clearer, more distinct signal acquisition. We can improve noninvasive ... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Intelligent Transportation and Pervasive Computing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):18 - 19
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    This special issue samples the developing area of pervasive computing in transportation systems through four feature articles and the Spotlight department, which consists of two interviews and two short articles. These contributions were written by automotive industry and academic experts and provide a diversity of views on a range of topics. Although the contributions focus on intelligent vehicul... View full abstract»

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  • The Last Inch at 70 Miles Per Hour

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):20 - 27
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    More recently, personal area network connectivity in vehicles has evolved, bringing with it a new set of challenges and associated opportunities. Principal among these challenges is the last-inch problem. The telecommunications industry uses the term "last mile" to refer to the challenge of bringing high-bandwidth connectivity to individual homes. We use the term "last inch" to characterize the ch... View full abstract»

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  • Turn-Intent Analysis Using Body Pose for Intelligent Driver Assistance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):28 - 37
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    Human-centric, pervasive computing environments, with integrated sensing, processing, networking, and displays, provide an appropriate framework for developing effective driver-assistance systems. Also essential when developing such systems are systematic efforts to understand and characterize driver behavior. In an attempt to make such a predictive turn-assistance safety system a reality, we equi... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing Security and Privacy in Traffic-Monitoring Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):38 - 46
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    Intelligent transportation systems increasingly depend on probe vehicles to monitor traffic: they can automatically report position, travel time, traffic incidents, and road surface problems to a telematics service provider. This kind of traffic-monitoring system could provide good coverage and timely information on many more roadways than is possible with a fixed infrastructure such as cameras an... View full abstract»

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  • Scalable, Distributed, Real-Time Map Generation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):47 - 54
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    In this application, many vehicles participate in the collection, processing, and dissemination of data to automatically generate digital road maps. Details about new roads and the modification or closure of existing roads must be incorporated into the databases in a timely fashion. Mapping organizations obtain data about road network changes from various sources, including local authorities and b... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicular Communication

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):55 - 62
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    Researchers both academia and industry are increasingly interested in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, because they enable numerous safety systems and end-user applications. There are many other activities, but we're confident that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication have the potential to play a significant role in the future of safe drivin... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):63 - 67
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    This issues Works in Progress department features 10 interesting ongoing intelligent transportation systems projects. The first five projects (TIME, Sentient Transport, EVT, DynaCHINA, TrafficView) focus on traffic and vehicular data collection, transmission, and analysis. The sixth projects aims to provide intelligent-copilot services for driven, while the seventh focuses on asset identification ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Cars on Smart Roads: An IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Update

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):68 - 69
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    To promote tighter collaboration between the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the pervasive computing research community, the authors introduce the ITS Society and present several pervasive computing-related research topics that ITS Society researchers are working on. This department is part of a special issue on Intelligent Transportation. View full abstract»

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  • Rapid Feedback Systems for Elite Sports Training

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):70 - 76
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    Advances in information technology have let computer scientists and engineers develop sports-specific feedback systems in cooperation with biomechanists, physiologists, sport psychologists, and strength and conditioning specialists. These feedback systems incorporate embedded sensors and devices into the sport equipment or use sensors attached to the athlete to acquire biomechanical, physiological... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Distributed Systems Online - Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 77
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  • Ultrawideband as an Industrial Wireless Solution

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):78 - 85
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    Ultrawideband wireless technology transmits data at very high rates over a wide frequency spectrum, at low power, making it suitable for the industrial environment. We discuss the benefits and challenges of using wireless communication in the industrial environment, and we explain why UWB is a suitable wireless solution for addressing these challenges. We also consider some unresolved system-level... View full abstract»

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  • Accessible Ultrasonic Positioning

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):86 - 93
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    A positioning system's design must account for several aspects of usability, most of which are determined by the application the system supports. The development of inexpensive, easy-to-use positioning technology simplifies the deployment of location-based applications. To explore the ubiquitous positioning systems' design space we use the term accessibility, which encompasses all aspects of usabi... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile Local Macropayments: Security and Prototyping

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):94 - 100
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    An acceptable trade-off between security and usability is a mandatory design goal for any mobile payment system that wants to attract customers. Designers must also consider the organizational and technical problems that arise when trying to achieve interoperability. Indeed, one of the most challenging tasks in the near future is to develop flexible interoperable solutions and common standards. Fu... View full abstract»

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  • HotMobile 2006: Mobile Computing Practitioners Interact

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  • 2006 Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):106 - 111
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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

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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