Ubiquitous Computing: A Research Grand Challenge

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 10th March 2005, 6.00 pm

Venue:
BCS, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2. (Southampton Street runs north from The Strand to the Covent Garden Piazza; nearest rail stations - Charing Cross, and Covent Garden).

Speaker:
Professor Morris Sloman, Department of Computing, Imperial College.

Summary:
Pervasive or ubiquitous computing systems consist of large numbers of 'invisible' computers embedded into the environment which may interact with mobile users or form intelligent networks for sensing environmental conditions.

Users will experience this world through a wide variety of devices, some they will wear (e.g medical monitoring systems), some they will carry (e.g. personal communicators that integrate mobile phones and PDAs), and some that are implanted in the vehicles they use (e.g car information systems).

This heterogeneous collection of devices will interact with intelligent sensors and actuators embedded in our homes, offices, transportation systems to form an intelligent pervasive environment which aids normal activities related to work, education, entertainment or healthcare.

This talk will discuss some of the research issues related to security, management and theory identified as a 'Grand Challenge'.

Admission:
Free, but please ask Dr Frank Martin to add your name to the security list by e-mailing him at -: f.martin@londonmet.ac.uk. Notification is required individually for each meeting.

CPD Value:
Half unit

Slides:
View the slides for this event (PDF - 1.6 Mb)