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2007 | Book

Contributions to Ubiquitous Computing

Editors: Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Halang

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Book Series : Studies in Computational Intelligence


About this book

Mark Weiser’s vision of computers moving out of our focus of attention and becoming oblivious devices that occur in large numbers and provide smart computing und communication services to individuals as needed is still far from being reality.

This book puts the larger vision of ubiquitous computing in the context of today’s mobile and distributed computing systems and presents innovative solutions at all system layers ranging from hardware over vertical and horizontal infrastructure services and novel middleware techniques to various types of application software.

Some chapters address core properties of ubiquitous applications including mobility, self-healing and self-organisation of both technical and social-technical systems. Other contributions deal with common facilities like secure e-payment or semantic web techniques and business solutions like wireless asset management or e- maintenance. Distributed systems management with self-monitoring capabilities, Internet congestion control, and novel security solutions coping with denial of service attacks against mobile agent systems and software- and hardware-based data encryption methods are further topics addressed.

Table of Contents


Supporting Mobility, Self-Healing and Self-Organisation

1. Building Adaptable Mobile Middleware Services Using Logical Mobility Techniques
Stefanos Zachariadis, Manish Lad, Cecilia Mascolo, Wolfgang Emmerich
2. Towards Self-healing Composition of Services
Luciano Baresi, Carlo Ghezzi, Sam Guinea
3. Wireless Sensor Networks
Yusuf Öztürk
4. Common-interest Based Self-organising E-Learner Communities
Fan Yang, Bernd J. Krämer, Peng Han
5. A Service Component Architecture to Federate E-Universities: A Case Study in Virtual Mobility
Bernd J. Krämer

Components and Solutions for Business and Industry

6. Wireless Asset Management
Peter Neumann
7. Knowledge Management for E-Maintenance of Industrial Automation Systems
Wei Zhang
8. Using Formal Concept Analysis for Semantic Web Applications
Yi Zhao
9. A Fair Off-line Electronic Payment System
Weidong Qiu
10. A UML Profile to Model Safety-Critical Embedded Real-Time Control Systems
Shourong Lu, Wolfgang A. Halang

Distributed Systems Management, Effective Communication and Security

11. Probabilistic Management of Distributed Systems
Jianguo Ding
12. Denial of Service Detection in Mobile Agent Systems with Dependencies in Computations
Biljana Cubaleska, Markus Schneider
13. Fighting Internet Congestion by Means of Chaos Control
Zhong Li
14. Securing Communication by Chaos-based Encryption
Ping Li, Zhong Li, Wolfgang A. Halang, Guanrong Chen
15. A Chip Performing Chaotic Stream Encryption
Yaobin Mao, Wenbo Liu, Zhong Li, Ping Li, Wolfgang A. Halang
Contributions to Ubiquitous Computing
Prof. Dr. Bernd J. Krämer
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Halang
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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