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Stefan Poslad

Ubiquitous Computing: Smart

Devices, Environments and Interactions

Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-03560-3, 2009

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Hardcover 473 pages.

This book has been adopted so far by over 70 universities, across 6 continents, as a course-text. It has been cited over 420 times in scientific articles according to Google Scholar. The work of over 1000 different researchers is referred to. It proposes over 25 novel innovations in its treatment of Ubiquitous computing.There are two invited talks arising from the book

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This book gives a rounded introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing in one volume. It describes how current technology models based upon mobile wireless networks, service-oriented computing, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, context-awareness, autonomous systems, micro-electromechanical systems, sensors, embedded systems, controllers and robots, can be applied to, and can evolve to, support a vision of ubiquitous computing and computing for the future.

A novel holistic framework is proposed for UbiCom called the Smart DEI (Devices, Environments and Interaction) model. It is based upon three interlinked system viewpoints in terms of: Internal UbiCom system properties: distributed, iHCI (implicit HCI), context-aware, intelligent, autonomous. System interaction in three distinct external environments: ICT or virtual computing, physical world and human world. Distinct design architectures: smart devices, smart environments and smart interaction.

Book Organisation

The book is organised into chapters that unfold the Smart DEI model, grouped into sections as follows: