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Pervasive Computing, Content Awareness, and RFID


  • 1. Pervasive Computing Roy Campbell

2. Profile of one professor Sussex University (Maths/Phys) Burroughs City of London University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Ph.D.,M.S) UIUC They actually pay me to do what I like doing! 3. Advice Things I wished I had known as an undergrad: Get Involved! The following stories are about students whodid get involved and had articles writtenabout them. 4. III. Student News (DCS student teamsplace in ACM contest) (U of I studentsplace 3rd in Midwest Competition) (Two CS studentswin Google Anita Borg Scholarships) (Two students, twofaculty receive Data Engineering Award for 2006) (Two CS studentsreceive ACM awards in Student Research Competition) (Student awardwinners of Second Annual Computing Habitat Competition for Siebel Centerimprovement) (PhD candidateDanny Dig wins ACM competition) (UIUC teamqualifies for Japan 2007 World Finals ACM-ICPC competition) 5. 2007 News: news) and start-ups from our undergrads) Habitat competition winners) Schechter wins national Yahoo! contest -beating out all our peer institution students!) 6. OUTLINE Background Challenges Ideas Publications Solutions/Projects 7. What does this mean? Ubiquitous Pervasive 8. Semantics Ubiquitous: Existing or being everywhere, orin all places, at the same time; omnipresent. Pervasive. per- through + vadere to goTending to pervade, or having power tospread throughout; of a pervading quality. Pervasive is a stepping stone to ubiquity. Does a pervasive technology becomeubiquitous when its taken for granted? 9. Post Desktop 10. Active World Spectrum of computation and communicationdevices. Seamless augmentation of human thoughtand activity. Enhance users behavioral context in anautomated mirror, virtual or mixed world. 11. Benefits The translation of information to/fromphysical properties. The ability to transform data. The collaborative computational environmentthat results from embedding devices in anetwork. 12. Ethics How do we make sure only good thingshappen? Surveillance Loss of Privacy Whether you study pervasive computing ornot, this is going to be one of the problemsyour generation will have to solve. 13. Rapid Convergence Distributed Sensing Networked Robotics Multimedia Multimedia Mobile Wireless communications Embedded computing The Internet 14. Active Space: Merging the physical &computational infrastructures 15. Active Spaces organize networked computer devices into a distributed systemthat cooperates and coordinates its activitieswith its mobile users 16. The human endeavors of creativity and learning in areas from art, music & thehumanities to science & engineering become acrucible for new perspectives on howubiquitous computing can impact society. 17. Our research on Active Spaces examines how ubiquitous computing can support different physical human activities, fromclassroom and office activities to entertainment and communication 18. Our project combines elements of HDTV,sensor networks, plasma touch panels,tracking cameras, mobile devices, speechrecognition and synthesis, and location tracking into a rich tapestry. 19. To enable location aware applications we utilize various location sensing technologies includingRFID, biometrics, Bluetooth, WiFi, & Ubisense. Ubisense represents a new class of UWB-basedsensing devices that are economic to deploy in abuilding and have an accuracy of 6 inches 95% ofthe time. 20. Location awareness allows ubiquitous computingenvironments to tailor themselves according to users preferences. Applications can follow usersas they move, content can be customized based onusers locations, and physical surroundings can be customized according to their inhabitants. 21. Gaia in the classroom empowers students andteachers with better technologies for educationalinteraction and facilitates communication in aseamless fashion encouraging students to participate actively even in large scale classsettings. 22. We are extending the notion of Active Spaces to theSiebel Center, our new Computer Science building,& exploring the security concerns of ubiquitouscomputing, and new ways to harness the web, mobile devices, & location sensors into ubiquitous context-aware environments 23. Active Buildings Applications for tours, exhibitions, seminars, lectures,meetings Migrating, suspending, resuming sessions of interactivetasks that implement an abstract human activity a programmable COTS infrastructure enabling contextsensitive applications that allow users to interactseamlessly with a combination of physical and computerfacilities. 24. Challenges for Ubiquitous Computing How do we ensure that ubiquitous computingsystems fulfill their required and intendedpurpose? How do we ensure that we can trust thesesystems to perform as intended? How do we produce ubiquitous computingsystems efficiently and economically? 25. Active SpacesThank youThe Gaia Project Notes


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