6.883 | Spring 2006 | Graduate

Pervasive Human Centric Computing (SMA 5508)


L1 Overview

Weiser, Mark, and John Seely Brown. “The Coming Age of Calm Technology.” Xerox PARC (October 5, 1996).

Weiser, Mark. “Computer Science Challenges for the Next Ten Years.” (Slides.)

L2 iPAQ, Python®, Connectivity

Pilgrim, Mark. Dive Into Python®. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2004. ISBN: 1590593561.

Python® Tutorial

Dive into Python®

L3 Socket Programming and Bluetooth

Huang, Albert, and Larry Rudolph. “Bluetooth Programming.” Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Forthcoming book.)

Zigby (Discussion postponed to later in semester.)

L4 More Bluetooth

Something on Pocketpc vs. Symbian vs. Linux®

Symbian Python® Programming

L5 Location - GPS

Location Aware Application 

Barkuss, Louise, and Anind Dey. “Location-Based Services for Mobile Telephony: a Study of Users’ Privacy Concerns.” Proceedings of INTERACT, July 2003.

Ackerman, Mark, Trevor Darrell, and Daniel J. Weitzner. “Privacy Concerns.” Human-Computer Interaction 16, nos. 2-4 (2001). (Special Issue on Context-Aware Computing.)

Barkuss-Dey. “Computing Taking Control away from the User?” UbiComp (2003): 149-156.

Chen, Guanling, and David Kotz. “A Survey of Context-Aware Mobile Computing Research.” Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2000-381 (November 2000).

Context Aware Toolkit

Google™ Maps API

L6 Location - API  
L7 Location - Cricket

“Cricket v2 User Manual.” Cricket Project, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, July 2004.

Priyantha, Nissanka. “The Cricket Indoor Location System.” Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005.

L8 Python® on Series 60 Phones Symbian Python® Reference Version 1.3
L9 User Interface GUIs, More Phone Programming  

Keyboards and GUIs

The Dasher Project

The Dasher Project
L11 GUIs (cont.)  
L12 XWand and Arrays XWand
L13 Pre-Recorded Speech  
L14 Pre-Recorded Speech (cont.)  
L15 Vision  
L16 Kiosk  
L17 Sketching  
L18 Security  
L19 Debugging Pervasive Debugging Overview Article
L20 Publish-Subscribe and Middleware

Stortz, Oliver, Adrian Friday, and Nigel Davies. “Supporting Ordering and Consistency in a Distributed Event Heap for Ubiquitous Computing.” Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. London, England: Springer, 2005. ISSN: 16174909.

Davies, Nigel, Adrian Friday, Stephan Wade, and Gordon Blair. “L2imbo: A distributed systems platform for mobile computing.” ACM Mobile Networks and Applications 3, no. 2 (1998): 143-156.

Modahl, Martin, et al. “Media Broker: An Architecture for Pervasive Computing.” In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications. Orlando, FL, March 2004.

Huang, Yongquian, and Hector Garcia-Molina. “Publish/Subscribe in a Mobile Environment.” Wireless Networks 10, no. 6 (2004): 643-652.

L21 Human Factors  
L22 Distributed Pervasive Applications  
L23 Videos of Other Projects  

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