Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Lecturer: George Roussos

Reading List


IEEE Pervasive Computing: The whole of the inaugural issue January-March 2002.

Mobile Computing

George H. Forman, John Zahorjan, The Challenges of Mobile Computing.

Fundamental concepts of radio signal propagation by Breezcom.

GSM Cellular Telephony Tutorial, by the International Engineering Consortium.

Location Sensing

Jeffrey Hightower and Gaetano Borriello, Location Systems for Ubiquitous Computing, IEEE Computer, 2001.

Jeffrey Hightower and Gaetano Borriello, Location Sensing Techniques, Technical Report, U. Washington.

Interactive GPS Tutorial, by Trimble (requires Shockwave plugin).

Automatic Identification Systems

Chapter 2 from Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce.

S. Sarma, D. Brock and D. Engels, “Radio Frequency Identification and the Electronic Product Code,” IEEE Micro, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 50-54, 2001.

S. Garfinkel , A. Juels and R., Pappu, "RFID Privacy: An Overview of Problems and Proposed Solutions," IEEE Security and Privacy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 34-43, 2005.

R. Want, “The Magic of RFID,” ACM Queue, vol. 2, no. 7, pp., 2004.

EPCGlobal Standards page.

MAC Layer Protocols

VaduvurBharghavan, Alan Demers, Scott Shenker, and LixiaZhang. MACAW: A media access protocol for wireless LAN's. In Proceedings of the SIGCOMM '94 Conference on Communications Architectures, Protocols and Applications, pages 212--225, August 1994.

Wei Ye, John Heidemann and Deborah Estrin. An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the 21st International Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM 2002), New York, NY, USA, June, 2002.

Resource Constrained Devices

J. Hill, R. Szewczyk, A. Woo, S. Hollar, D. Culler, K. Pister. System architecture directions for networked sensors, ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 34 ,  Issue 5, 2000, pp. 93 - 104.  

M. Welsh, Programming Primitives for Wireless Sensor Networks.

S. Madden, Data Management in Sensor Networks, EWSN tutorial, 2006.

M. Srivastana, Sensor Node Platforms and Energy Issues, Mobicom tutorial, 2002.

Moteiv, Tmote Sky Datasheet, 2005.