Volume 14 Issue 2 • Apr.-June 2015

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  • Front Cover 
  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):c2 - 1
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  • In Memoriam 
  • Gaetano Borriello, 1958-2015

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • From the Editor in Chief 
  • The Importance of Being... Bored

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):5 - 8
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  • Smartphones 
  • Approximate Computing: Making Mobile Systems More Efficient

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):9 - 13
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    Approximate systems can reclaim energy that's currently lost to the "correctness tax" imposed by traditional safety margins designed to prevent worst-case scenarios. Researchers at the University of Washington have co-designed programming language extensions, a compiler, and a hardware co-processor to support approximate acceleration. Their end-to-end system includes two building blocks. First, a ... View full abstract»

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  • Notes from the Community 
  • Drones, More Wearables, and New Things to See and Feel

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):14 - 17
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  • Innovations in Ubicomp Products 
  • Connected Tools in Digital Design

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):18 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction 
  • Smart Spaces [Guest editors' introduction]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Smart Spaces 
  • Edge Analytics in the Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):24 - 31
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    High-data-rate sensors, such as video cameras, are becoming ubiquitous in the Internet of Things. This article describes GigaSight, an Internet-scale repository of crowd-sourced video content, with strong enforcement of privacy preferences and access controls. The GigaSight architecture is a federated system of VM-based cloudlets that perform video analytics at the edge of the Internet, thus reduc... View full abstract»

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  • A Tabletop-Centric Smart Space for Emergency Response

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):32 - 40
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    This article describes the design and implementation of a smart space for emergency response based on five system design guidelines. A large-scale interactive tabletop with dedicated software serves as the center for collaboration. Information on the tabletop and peripheral devices can be shared via a user interface sharing technique. The authors deployed their smart space in a forest fire simulat... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers: Domestic pervasive computing

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 41
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  • Smart Spaces 
  • A Smart Environment for Children with Autism

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):42 - 50
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    Deploying pervasive technology in "the wild" isn't trivial; it's even more challenging if it's intended for long-term use in challenging environments. Over the past five years, the authors have been designing, developing, and pilot-testing pervasive technology to support several dimensions of the therapy cycle of children with autism, including augmented reality to support cognition, ambient displ... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers: Special issue on online behavioral analysis and modeling

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 51
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  • Smart Spaces 
  • A Smart Fiber Floor for Indoor Target Localization

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):52 - 59
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    This article presents a proof-of-concept study for a smart fiber floor. The task of the smart floor is to create a floor pressure distribution map with an embedded fiber sensor array for indoor target localization. Among various potential applications, the authors are interested in building a floor-centric human-following system, in which the smart floor can be used to guide a robot to track a per... View full abstract»

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  • Spotlight 
  • The Mirror World: Preparing for Mixed-Reality Living

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):60 - 63
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    A new kind of smart space is emerging in which digital, physical, and social layers are strongly intertwined. These spaces extend the classic assistive functionality of ambient intelligence toward more proactive possibilities, where the smart environment not only monitors people as they perform tasks but also influences their plans and intentions. The authors explore this concept of the smart spac... View full abstract»

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  • Education & Training 
  • Studying Smart Spaces Using an "Embiquitous" Computing Analogy

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):64 - 68
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    Recognizing that the fields of pervasive computing and smart spaces are still evolving, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has adopted a unique approach to teaching these and related concepts in its graduate-level course, "ECEN 725: Pervasive Computing Systems." The teaching approach attempts to formalize the study and development of pervasive computing by leveraging knowle... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 69
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  • RFID 
  • Proximity Detection with RFID: A Step Toward the Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):70 - 76
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    In the Internet of Things (IoT), things will be able to sense, communicate, and interact. They will also exchange data and information and locate themselves and other things that surround them. To interact, the things must recognize that they're in proximity of other things. It's anticipated that a widespread component of the IoT will be passive RFID tags, because they're inexpensive and provide a... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 77
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  • In-Vehicle Systems 
  • Predicting Reduced Driver Alertness on Monotonous Highways

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):78 - 85
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    Impaired driver alertness increases the likelihood of a driver making mistakes and reacting too late to unexpected events. This is a particular concern on monotonous roads, where a drivers attention can decrease rapidly. Although effective countermeasures dont currently exist, the development of in-vehicle sensors opens avenues for monitoring driving behavior in real time. The aim of this study is... View full abstract»

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  • Healthcare 
  • Living Labs for Pervasive Healthcare Research

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):86 - 89
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    Living laboratories are real-life settings with embedded heterogeneous technology, where subjects can conduct their everyday activities while researchers measure and observe their interactions with pervasive technology. Early examples of living labs for pervasive healthcare research include home environments with sensing and control infrastructure, such as the Aware Home at Georgia Tech and the Pl... View full abstract»

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  • Conferences 
  • DEV 14 and HotMobile 15

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):90 - c3
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  • Back 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
Marc Langheinrich
Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics (SI-106)
Via G. Buffi 13
6904 Lugano, Switzerland
+41 (58) 666 4304
langheinrich@ieee.org