Department:Computing and Communications (School of)
Level:Postgraduate (Masters level)
Course Convenor:Dr MD Hazas
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Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabusback to top
Device trends: smart embedded devices, information appliances and wearable computers
Sensing and context acquisition in ubiquitous computing: location and identification technologies, wireless sensor platforms, and distributed machine perception
New trends in networking and communications, e.g. proximity-based networking and communication protocols for wireless sensor networks
Human interaction in ubiquitous computing environments: tangible user interfaces, ambient displays and augmented reality interfaces.
Privacy and security
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
This course will consider technology trends in devices, networks, physical interfacing and discuss challenges in system, software and interaction design towards ubiquitous computing.
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
At the end of the course students will:
- obtain an understanding of key technologies involved in the development of the next generation of computing systems, and gain insights into design challenges both from a systems viewpoint and from a human-computer interaction perspective.
- be exposed to technology trends and system design challenges that are expected to have a major impact across a wide range of application domains.
Curriculum Design: Select Bibliographyback to top
Students will be provided with selected papers on state of the art developments in Ubiquitous Computing for preparation of a presentation in class.