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Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment

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Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications has a broad scope since it is intended to provide an overview on the general and interdisciplinary topic of pervasive computing and communications. Particular aspects studied in this book include enabling factors, key characteristics, future trends, user adoption, privacy issues and impact of pervasive computing on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and its associated social aspects. The book is intended to serve as a reference for computer science practitioners, students and researchers, covering design principles and relevant implementation techniques and technologies regarding pervasive computing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers [Chapter Title]
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Context Awareness
    1. Chapter 1: Querying Issues in Pervasive Environments1
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Query Taxonomy
      4. Snapshot Query
      5. Recurrent Query
      6. Other Query Taxonomies
      7. Query Processing Perspectives
    2. Chapter 2: Context-Aware Smartphone Services
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Context-Aware Services for Smartphones
      4. Audio Signal Processing Based Context-Aware Services
      5. Network Interface Signal Processing based Context-Aware Services: Positioning
      6. Conclusion
  8. Section 2: Frameworks and Applications
    1. Chapter 3: Building and Deploying Self-Adaptable Home Applications
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. Related Work
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 4: CADEAU
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. State of the Art
      4. Overview of CADEAU
      5. CADEAU INTERACTION DESIGN
      6. Implementation
      7. User Study and Evaluation
      8. Discussion and Future Work
      9. Acknowledgment
    3. Chapter 5: Pervasive and Interactive Use of Multimedia Contents via Multi-Technology Location-Aware Wireless Architectures1
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Overview of Localization Techniques and Location Based Services
      4. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
      5. TESTBED AND RESULTS
      6. Conclusion and Future Research Directions
    4. Chapter 6: Model and Ontology-Based Development of Smart Space Applications
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Ontology-Driven Software Engineering
      4. THE Incremental Development of Smart Space Applications
      5. Smart Modeler
      6. Example: The Composition of a Simple Sensor Application
      7. Conclusion and Future Research Directions
  9. Section 3: Pervasive Communications
    1. Chapter 7: Self-addressing for Autonomous Networking Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Design Issues and Classification
      4. Future Research Directions
      5. Final Considerations
    2. Chapter 8: A Platform for Pervasive Building Monitoring Services Using Wireless Sensor Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. SOA-BASED WSN ARCHITECTURE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN BUILDINGS
      5. WSN OPERATIONAL HEALTH AND SECURITY SERVICES
      6. WSN SYSTEM LEVEL DEPLOYMENTS
      7. EXPERIMENTATION FOCUS, TESTS, EVALUATIONS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
      8. Component Level Verification Tests
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Level Crossing Sampling for Energy Conservation in Wireless Sensor Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Numerical and Experimental Results
      4. Battery Consumption and Lifetime Calculations
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX A: OPTIMAL LEVELS FOR LEVEL CROSSING SAMPLING
  10. Section 4: Security and Privacy
    1. Chapter 10: Dependability in Pervasive Computing
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Types of Pervasive Computing systems
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Secure Electronic Healthcare Records Distribution in Wireless Environments Using Low Resource Devices
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WIRELESS MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
      5. Agent Based Architecture
      6. SYSTEM USE CASE SCENARIO
      7. NETWORK MANAGEMENT ISSUES
      8. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      9. GENERAL REMARKS AND DISCUSSION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Privacy in Pervasive Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Data Protection Overview
      4. CONCLUSIONS
  11. Section 5: Evaluation and Social Implications
    1. Chapter 13: Factors Influencing Satisfaction with Mobile Portals
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEANINGS OF THE TERMS MOBILE PORTAL AND USER SATISFACTION
      4. TOWARDS A CONCEPTUAL MODEL of MOBILE PORTAL USER SATISFACTION
      5. THE USE OF FOCUS GROUPS TO ACHIEVE CONTENT VALIDATION
      6. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Socio-technical Factors in the Deployment of Participatory Pervasive Systems in Non-Expert Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Technology and Mobility in Tourism
      4. Deployment and Evaluation of MiniGIST
      5. Summary of Conclusions and Contribution
    3. Chapter 15: Pervasive Applications in the Aged Care Service
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
      4. USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PERVASIVE APPLICATIONS IN AGED CARE SERVICES
      5. CASE STUDY ON THE ADOPTION OF PERVASIVE APPLICATIONS IN AN AUSTRALIAN AGED CARE FACILITY
      6. CASE SITE
      7. MEASURING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WITH THE BALANCED SCORECARD
      8. Conclusion
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index