Ambient Intelligence, Wireless Networking, And Ubiquitous Computing (Mobile Communications)

Athanasios Vasilakos (Editor), Witold Pedrycz (Editor)





This cutting-edge reference explores the dynamic synergy between pervasive computing, and wireless communications that is breaking the ground for Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Ranging from practical application scenarios to technical infrastructure issues, this book shows you ways to plan for new AmI services, develop AmI middleware and networks, and further advance AmI research. AmI's new emotional interfaces are revolutionizing computer-human interaction, and you learn how to maximize communication efficiency for enabling this new generation of interfaces.

This innovative resource presents a new approach to ad-hoc networking that broadens AmI capabilities by reducing energy consumption at network nodes. Moreover, you discover novel approaches to technology integration that aid in developing architectures for AmI environments. The book covers the latest AmI trends, including smart dust, smart personal object technology, context-aware computing, interface transparency, and federated service platform solutions.


Table of Contents

Networking in Miniature Computers and Embedded SystemsVisions and Frontiers. Interconnection. Autonomy, Coordination and Intelligent Management of Large Number of Systems. Mobile Networking for Smart Dust and Intelligent Smart Personal Object Technology.

Ubiquitous ComputingWireless and Ad-Hoc Networking. Intelligent QoS and Routing in Ad-Hoc Networks. System Integration and Prototyping.

Context Transparency and AwarenessIntelligent Tracking and Positioning. Smart Devices and Wearable Computers. Federated Solutions and Contextual Roaming.

Computational IntelligenceUser Profiling and Autonomous Intelligence. Efficient Implementations Realized in the Framework of Computational Intelligence.

Computer Architectures for Ambient Intelligence.

3G and Beyond Services and Architectures for Mobile User Support.

Semantic Web, Knowledge Management, and Discovery for Network Services.

Middleware and Distributed Computing Issues for Ubiquitous Computing Using Wireless and Mobile Technologies.

Polymorphic, Programmable/Active Networks for Mobile and Wireless Environments.

Dynamic Data- and Model-Driven Network Architectures and Services.

Nomadic User Support and Management.

Service Provisioning for Mobile/Wireless UsersHandling Open Sets of Services and Service Discovery. Composition, Interoperation, and Synchronization of Services. Adaptive and Context-Aware Functionality of Services. Global Service Portability.

Security and Privacy in Mobile and Wireless WorldTrust and Identity Management. Policy and Security Management. Anonymous Wireless Communications. User-Controlled and Privacy Preserving Networks.

Peer-to-Peer and Grid-Based Services for Mobile Users.