Mobile Services

The focus of this course is to consider wide range of mobile services that go beyond conventional mobile telecom services. This take on mobile services embraces the vision of Ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things to include a much wider range of mobile devices including: wearables, smart (access) cards or keys, supporting infrastructures or environments for mobile devices, humans as mobile hosts for devices, tiny to much larger than human body size devices.


The course focuses on focusing on the key challenges and how we overcome them for innovative mobile services, including:

o   Energy efficiency awareness: need to minimise energy usage or restrict mobility because of frequent main power charging

o   Security and privacy management of mobile devices

o   Openness, heterogeneity of devices that far exceeds PC style devices in terms of the form of the devices, the types of networks, the overlapping and inadvertent connectivity and interaction etc.


The lectures follow selected chapter of the book used for the course is: Poslad S.J. (2009) Ubiquitous Computing: Smart Devices, Environments and Interaction. Wiley, ISBN ISBN-13 9780470035603.
See book Web-site:


Lectures in more detail

Basics (BASE)

Smart Devices and Services (DEV)

Smart Environments (ENV)

Middleware (generic networked computing services)