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IEEE Pervasive Computing

Issue 1 • Jan.-March 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Changing the World

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  • Gaming and Augmented Reality Come to Location-Based Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Wearable Displays for Everyone!

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):7 - 10
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    This paper presents the development of Spectacles-a modular autonomous, wireless displays platform for integration with eyeglass frames. The Spectacles hardware-software platform includes local computation and communication facilities, an integrated power supply, and modular system building blocks, such as sensors, voice-to-text and text-to-speech components, localization and positioning units, an... View full abstract»

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  • Location-Based Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):11 - 12
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    Today, location information is in the hands of the masses. The success of location in pervasive computing has exposed new challenges and opportunities for researchers including making location sensing more robust, accurate, deployable, secure, and developer-friendly. This special issue showcases papers that describe recent research that addresses these challenges. View full abstract»

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  • Location-Aware Tools for Improving Public Transit Usability

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):13 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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    Real-time arrival information can significantly enhance the usability of public transit systems. OneBusAway provides such information to more than 7,000 Seattle-area bus riders' mobile devices everyday. View full abstract»

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  • How to Mitigate Signal Dragging during Wardriving

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 27
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    In wardriving, test devices in moving vehicles measure received signal strengths (RSSs) from nearby base stations (BSs) and record them with location information, which is a key component in localization technologies. In this article, the authors analyze the wardriving data in real WCDMA, GSM, and Wi-Fi networks and describe how signal dragging degrades their performance. They also propose three m... View full abstract»

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  • LOC8: A Location Model and Extensible Framework for Programming with Location

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 37
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    Location is a core concept in most pervasive systems-and one that's surprisingly hard to deal with flexibly. Using a location model supporting a range of expressive representations for spaces, spatial relationships, and positioning systems, the authors constructed LOC8, a programming framework for exploring location data's multifaceted representations and uses. With LOC8, developers can construct ... View full abstract»

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  • Location and Navigation Support for Emergency Responders: A Survey

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):38 - 47
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    As this overview of products and projects shows, preinstalled location systems, wireless sensor networks, and inertial sensing all have benefits and drawbacks when considering emergency response requirements. View full abstract»

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  • Human Activity Recognition and Pattern Discovery

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 53
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    In principle, activity recognition can be exploited to great societal benefits, especially in real-life, human centric applications such as elder care and healthcare. This article focused on recognizing simple human activities. Recognizing complex activities remains a challenging and active area of research and the nature of human activities poses different challenges. Human activity understanding... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile Application Profiling for Connected Mobile Devices

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 61
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    The SymPA (Symbian protocol analyzer) tool correlates traffic information, radio-access-technology measurements, and location data to help developers evaluate mobile applications in the field. View full abstract»

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  • Service Composition Issues in Pervasive Computing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 70
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    Combining existing services to create new pervasive computing services involves special design considerations, including context awareness, contingency management, device heterogeneity, and user empowerment. Service composition is a natural concept around which to structure pervasive systems and individuate parts of them that are suitable for contingency management, application, storage, and so on... View full abstract»

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  • A Low-Power, Battery-Free Tag for Body Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):71 - 77
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    A new tag for pervasive sensing applications consists of a custom integrated circuit, an antenna for radio frequency energy harvesting, and sensors for monitoring physiological parameters. This paper presents a wearable tag design that can monitor multiple signals. The tag generates an alarm when it suspects a patient emergency. To quickly cover a large portion of the population at risk, we kept t... View full abstract»

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  • Eigenplaces: Segmenting Space through Digital Signatures

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 84
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    Researchers use eigendecomposition to leverage MIT's Wi-Fi network activity data and analyze to the physical environment. We proposed a method to analyze and categorize wireless access points based on common usage characteristics that reflect real-world, placed-based behaviors. It uses eigendecomposition to study the Wi-Fi network at the Massahusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), correlating data... View full abstract»

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  • Driving Automotive User Interface Research

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):85 - 88
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    Cars offer an interesting but challenging microcosm for pervasive computing research and, in particular, for interaction with pervasive computing systems. Increasingly, researchers are looking at interactive applications in the car and investigating human-car interaction from a computer science—rather than an ergonomics or mechanical engineering—perspective. This article reports on... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Pervasive Computing 2010 Editorial Calendar

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership 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