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Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Databases: Critical Issues and Challenges

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Databases: Critical Issues and Challenges
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Author(s): Michael Zoumboulakis (University of London, UK) and George Roussos (University of London, UK)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 10
Source title: Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Judith Symonds (AUT University, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch094

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Abstract

The concept of the so-called Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing was introduced in the early nineties as the third wave of computing to follow the eras of the mainframe and the personal computer. Unlike previous technology generations, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing recedes into the background of everyday life: “it activates the world, makes computers so imbedded, so fitting, so natural, that we use it without even thinking about it, and is invisible, everywhere computing that does not live on a personal device of any sort, but is in the woodwork everywhere” (Weiser 1991). Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing is often referred to using different terms in different contexts. Pervasive, 4G mobile and sentient computing or ambient intelligence also refer to the same computing paradigm. Several technical developments come together to create this novel type of computing, the main ones are summarized in Table 1 (Davies and Gellersen 2002; Satyanarayanan 2001).

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