Seminar Announcement, Fall 2001
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
CSCI 7143-002: Topics in Computer Systems –
The dawn of the age of ubiquitous computing is upon us. Everyday devices such as wireless PDA’s, video-enabled cell phones, Bluetooth-enabled toys, sensors, I/O devices, household appliances, and kiosks will be interconnected and able to interact with one another. Our goals are to understand the state-of-the-art in mobile and ubiquitous computing research, and to build creative research projects in this area. This seminar will include such topics as:
· Service discovery protocols: e.g. Jini, UPNP, SLP
· Ubiquitous Computing systems: e.g. HP’s Cooltown, Microsoft’s EasyLiving, Compaq’s Itsy, Xerox’s PARCTab
· Location-aware computing: e.g. Active badge system, RADAR, Cricket, GPS
· Mobile TCP/IP networking: e.g. wireless TCP, Mobile IP, ad-hoc routing
· Low-power computing: Itsy, low-power design of applications, networking protocols, and hardware
· Security: e.g. 802.11b WEP, authorization/access control
Depending on time, additional topics may include wireless multimedia, GUI’s for mobile devices, mobile databases, and multi-device computing. Students will be asked to build/create an innovative research project for presentation at the end of the semester. There will also be a couple of interim assignments.
Instructor: Professor Rick Han, firstname.lastname@example.org, ECOT 521
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and familiarity with TCP/IP networking. Interested undergrads should contact the instructor.
Schedule & Location: MW 4-5:15 pm, ECOT 831 (originally MUEN D144)
Course number: CSCI 7143-002, Call # 14491. See also the CS Web site: https://www.cs.colorado.edu/courses/schedules/fall/fall.html