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Ubiquitous Computing
ISNM Luebeck
Summer 2007

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Organization: International School of New Media (ISNM)
Duration: 120 lecture hours = 4 CP (Start: April 24th, 2007, End: July 9th, 2007)
Location: Seminar Room I (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 and project work. Details will be given in slides.

Please note, that the examination will take between 20-40 minutes. No materials are allowed. Pen and paper will be provided. We will not discuss numbers or exact definitions, but rather discuss concepts, principles and methods of ubiquitous computing.

The following parts of the lectures will be covered in the oral examination:

Introduction (Slides 1-62)
Ambient Intelligence (Slides 77-109, 114-124)
Smart Sensor Networks (Part 2 Motivation - Slides 8-13, Part 3 Properties - Slides 14-30, Part 5 Programming - Slides 69-75)
MM in Museums
Pervasive Computing (Slides 202-232)
Wearable Computing (Slides 233-266)

The following parts of the lectures will NOT be covered in the oral examination. Of course you can speak about these topics during the examination, but no explicit questions will be asked.

Introduction (Slides 63-72)
Minority Report (Slides 73-76)
Ambient Intelligence (Slides 110-113, 125-126)
Smart Sensor Networks (Part 1 - Slides 1-7, Part 3 Properties - Slides 31-41, Part 4 Challenges - Slides 42-68, Part 6 - Luebeck Projects Slides 76-87)
ISNM Projects (Slides 127-170)
Context Awareness (Slides 171-205)
iTV in Museums, MM Authoring

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, 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   »Acrobat Reader«.

The *.zip files are compressed files. You have to install »WinZip« on your machine to open it. »WinZip« can also be downloaded at   http://www.winzip.com.

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:
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