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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

Without Abstract
Stefanos Zachariadis, Manish Lad, Cecilia Mascolo, Wolfgang Emmerich

2. Towards Self-healing Composition of Services

Without Abstract
Luciano Baresi, Carlo Ghezzi, Sam Guinea

3. Wireless Sensor Networks

Without Abstract
Yusuf Öztürk

4. Common-interest Based Self-organising E-Learner Communities

Without Abstract
Fan Yang, Bernd J. Krämer, Peng Han

5. A Service Component Architecture to Federate E-Universities: A Case Study in Virtual Mobility

Without Abstract
Bernd J. Krämer

Components and Solutions for Business and Industry


6. Wireless Asset Management

Without Abstract
Peter Neumann

7. Knowledge Management for E-Maintenance of Industrial Automation Systems

Without Abstract
Wei Zhang

8. Using Formal Concept Analysis for Semantic Web Applications

Without Abstract
Yi Zhao

9. A Fair Off-line Electronic Payment System

Without Abstract
Weidong Qiu

10. A UML Profile to Model Safety-Critical Embedded Real-Time Control Systems

Without Abstract
Shourong Lu, Wolfgang A. Halang

Distributed Systems Management, Effective Communication and Security


11. Probabilistic Management of Distributed Systems

Without Abstract
Jianguo Ding

12. Denial of Service Detection in Mobile Agent Systems with Dependencies in Computations

Without Abstract
Biljana Cubaleska, Markus Schneider

13. Fighting Internet Congestion by Means of Chaos Control

Without Abstract
Zhong Li

14. Securing Communication by Chaos-based Encryption

Without Abstract
Ping Li, Zhong Li, Wolfgang A. Halang, Guanrong Chen

15. A Chip Performing Chaotic Stream Encryption

Without Abstract
Yaobin Mao, Wenbo Liu, Zhong Li, Ping Li, Wolfgang A. Halang


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