Contributions to Ubiquitous Computing [electronic resource] / edited by Bernd J. Krämer, Wolfgang A. Halang.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence: 42Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XVIII, 342 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540449102Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering mathematics | Engineering | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519 LOC classification: TA329-348TA640-643Online resources: Click here to access online
Supporting Mobility, Self-Healing and Self-Organisation -- Building Adaptable Mobile Middleware Services Using Logical Mobility Techniques -- Towards Self-healing Composition of Services -- Wireless Sensor Networks -- Common-interest Based Self-organising E-Learner Communities -- A Service Component Architecture to Federate E-Universities: A Case Study in Virtual Mobility -- Components and Solutions for Business and Industry -- Wireless Asset Management -- Knowledge Management for E-Maintenance of Industrial Automation Systems -- Using Formal Concept Analysis for Semantic Web Applications -- A Fair Off-line Electronic Payment System -- A UML Profile to Model Safety-Critical Embedded Real-Time Control Systems -- Distributed Systems Management, Effective Communication and Security -- Probabilistic Management of Distributed Systems -- Denial of Service Detection in Mobile Agent Systems with Dependencies in Computations -- Fighting Internet Congestion by Means of Chaos Control -- Securing Communication by Chaos-based Encryption -- A Chip Performing Chaotic Stream Encryption.
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.