Ubiquitous Computing: A Research Grand Challenge
Prof. Morris Sloman

This event took place on 2nd March 2006 at 12:30pm (12:30 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

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'.

About the Speaker:

Professor Morris Sloman is Director of Research and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. He chairs the Ubiquitous Computing Grand Challenge and is involved in a number of EPSRC (including UK-UbiNet)and DTI funded projects on ubiquitous computing

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