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IEEE Pervasive Computing

Issue 2 • April-June 2006

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

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  • Call for Papers for October--December 2006 Issue

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  • Table of contents

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  • Global Perspectives

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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Capturing Experiences Anytime, Anywhere

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 - 9
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    It's a sure sign that pervasive computing has entered a new era - in some ways even more telling than the PC's dominance or wireless communication's emergence. The good old-fashioned teddy bear has become an intelligent agent. Computer scientists are now using stuffed toys as intelligent agents in an array of applications - from bunnies and squirrels that serve as cell phone answering devices to b... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editor's Introduction: Pervasive Computing for Emerging Economies

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 14
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    Ubiquitous computing has the potential to cut across cultures and countries, to be both locally valuable and globally pervasive. To reach this potential, it's important for researchers to recognize the challenges, rewards, goals, and methods of developing these technologies--not just in wealthy IT-saturated environments, but in developing economies and regions as well. View full abstract»

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  • The challenges of technology research for developing regions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):15 - 23
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    The work we've done in the world's developing regions has been immensely rewarding and helped make us all strong advocates for technology. The first reward is simply the experience of these countries, their surprising happiness, and the technology insights that come from being there. The deeper reward is of course actually helping people by creating new options through technology. However, we enco... View full abstract»

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  • IT infrastructure in emerging markets: arguing for an end-to-end perspective

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):24 - 31
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    To help sustain large-scale pervasive computing in emerging markets, researchers must address unique challenges in the delivery fabric and enterprise backbone. Such challenges present opportunities for high impact innovation. Although most research organizations have focused on developing consumer-facing solutions, we posit that future research must take an end-to-end perspective. That is, researc... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding and designing for intermediated information tasks in India

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 39
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    It's important to consider both primary and secondary users when designing for intermediated interaction scenarios in India and elsewhere in the developing world. However, most of this research has focused on supporting users in the developed world who are voluntarily collaborating on a computing task. Many users in India, especially those from disadvantaged classes, have only partial or no physic... View full abstract»

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  • The Challenges of Emerging Economies

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):40 - 46
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    Reports on computer technologies and communications technologies that can be provided to emerging economies that are affordable and will enable the building of efficient communications infrastructures. View full abstract»

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  • Supporting relationship maintenance for elders and family living abroad

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    A user-centered design approach based on ethnographic interviews and prototype evaluations, our research group envisioned a home-based pervasive communication system. The Electronic Family Newspaper (EFN) facilitates communication between elders and their families living abroad. The system is a blogging tool that operates on a tablet PC. Family members can access the system through any Web browser... View full abstract»

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  • Context-aware artifacts: two development approaches

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):48 - 53
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    To create context-aware artifacts, developers can choose a self-supported or infrastructure-based approach. This article surveys these approaches and their implementations in various devices, also considering associated challenges and future research directions. Creating context awareness generally follows two main approaches. In self-supported context awareness, designers build the ability to per... View full abstract»

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  • An agent-based service network for personal mobile devices

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):54 - 61
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    We propose the Agent Network for Bluetooth Devices, a system that uses personal mobile devices as adaptive human-environment interfaces to supply people with ad hoc information and high-level services. The ANBD system operates with a hierarchical framework of service-providing nodes, dynamically composed and managed by mobile agents. View full abstract»

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  • Capture the flag: mixed-reality social gaming with smart phones

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):62 - 69
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    The author developed a mobile, mixed-reality version of capture the flag, a popular genre of computer game. Our CTF game is novel in three ways. First, the smart phone is the main interface. Using the smart phone, players physically role-play virtual characters who try to capture enemy flags by traversing different landscapes. This approach creates a direct, real-time linkage between the real and ... View full abstract»

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  • Discovery systems in ubiquitous computing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):70 - 77
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    Ubiquitous computing introduces unique requirements for discovery technologies, which let services and devices become aware of each other without explicit human administration. Discovery lets services and devices spontaneously become aware of the availability and capability of peers on the network without explicit administration. In practice, this means that a client can discover and potentially u... View full abstract»

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  • Web browsing on small-screen devices: a multiclient collaborative approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):78 - 84
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    A new multiclient collaborative system helps improve Web browsing on small-screen devices. Its two-level browsing scheme can comprehensively enhance mobile users' Web experiences. We propose a multiclient collaborative system that extends one device's display by uniting multiple displays on different clients. As our user study demonstrates, our system can overcome various small-screen Web browsing... View full abstract»

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  • Pervasive medical devices: less invasive, more productive

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):85 - 87
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  • [Back inside cover]

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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