||International School of New Media (ISNM)
||32 lecture hours = 8 mu = 3 CP (Start: April 7th 2003, End: June 2nd, 2004)
||Seminar Room I and PC Lab (MediaDocks)
In this lecture the basic building blocks of the next era of computer usage are presented.
Starting from the vision of Mark Weiser about invisible computers weaved in our daily life,
current trends in computer developments are outlined and new technologies are listed, that
could be used to realize this vision. The lecture continues with a set of research examples,
prototypes and commercial products. Since Ubiquitous Computing is an interdisciplinary approach,
discussions about privacy and security as well as general social impacts will be performed.
The course consists of lectures, seminar talks and project work. Details will be given in slides.
Main trends (Moore's law, new materials, sensors), pervasive/mobile/embedded computing,
devices, smart objects, multi-modality, display technologies, wearable computers, smart clothes,
sensor networks (smart dust), human computer interfaces, adhoc networks, applications,
augmented reality, location awareness, security, privacy.
All course material will be available as *.pdf files which can be viewed in a freely
available Acrobat pdf-viewer from Adobe, the »Acrobat Reader«:
Please look at
The *.zip files are compressed files. You have to install »WinZip« on your machine
to open it. »WinZip« can also be downloaded at
For those of you, who want to print several slides on one page to save paper and
printer ink (good idea!) I would recommend to use any free printer tool like fineprint: