Handbook on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Status and Perspective

Edited by Laurence T. Yang, Evi Syukur, Seng W. Loke

© 2012 – CRC Press

716 pages | 410 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439848111
pub: 2012-10-18
US Dollars$149.95

About the Book

Consolidating recent research in the area, the Handbook on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing: Status and Perspective illustrates the design, implementation, and deployment of mobile and ubiquitous systems, particularly in mobile and ubiquitous environments, modeling, database components, and wireless infrastructures.

Supplying an overarching perspective, the book is ideal for researchers, graduate students, and industry practitioners in computer science and engineering interested in recent developments in mobile and ubiquitous computing. It discusses new trends in intelligent systems, reviews sensory input and multimedia information, and examines embedded real-time systems. With coverage that spans security, privacy, and trust, the book is divided into six parts:

  1. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing—illustrates the concepts, design, implementation, and deployment of mobile and ubiquitous systems
  2. Smart Environments and Agent Systems—discusses a new trend toward intelligent systems that are completely connected, proactive, intuitive, and constantly available
  3. Human–Computer Interaction and Multimedia Computing—describes guidelines for designing multisensory input and output for mobile devices
  4. Security, Privacy, and Trust Management—presents an approach to dynamically establish trust between a system and its mobile client in a flexible manner using a multi-agent negotiation mechanism
  5. Embedded Real-Time Systems—introduces novel work on how mobile, ubiquitous, and intelligence computing can be realized
  6. Networking Sensing and Communications—covers challenges, designs, and prototype solutions for establishing, managing, and maintaining current sensor networks in mobile and ubiquitous computing environments

Containing the contributions of more than 70 researchers, practitioners, and academics from around the world, the book brings together the latest research on the subject to provide an understanding of the issues being addressed in the field. Filled with extensive references in each chapter, it provides you with the tools to participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of systems that are connected, proactive, intuitive, and constantly available.

Table of Contents


Automatic Identification of Location Semantics Based on Environmental Entities; Naoharu Yamada, Yoshinori Isoda, Kenji Sakamoto, Satoshi Tanaka,Goro Kunito, And Kenichi Yamazaki

Wireless Payment and Systems; Jerry Gao and Jacky Cai

A World Model for Smart Spaces; Ichiro Satoh

Software Architecture for a Multi-Protocol RFID Reader on Mobile Devices; Joon Goo Lee, Seok Joong Hwang, Seon Wook Kim, Hyung Min Yoon, and Kyung Ho Park


Autonomous Timeliness and Reliability Oriented Information Services Integration and Access in Multi-Agent Systems; Xiaodong Lu and Kinji Mori

Ubiquitous Intersection Awareness (U&I Aware): A Framework for Intersection Safety; Flora Dilys Salim, Seng Wai Loke, Shonali Krishnaswamy, Andry Rakotonirainy, and Bala Srinivasan

Agent-Based Intrinsically Motivated Intelligent Environments; Owen Macindoe, Mary Lou Maher, and Kathryn Merrick

Building Smart Spaces with Intelligent Objects; Tomas Sanchez Lopez and Daeyoung Kim


Designing Multi-Sensory Displays for Mobile Devices; Keith V. Nesbitt and Dempsey Chang

User’s Perception of Web Multimedia Interfaces: An Exploratory Experiment; Eric Y. Cheng

Integrated Multimedia Understanding for Ubiquitous Intelligence Based on Mental Image Directed Semantic Theory; Masao Yokota


Agent-Based Automated Trust Negotiation and Management for Pervasive Computing; Ichao Peng, Daoxi Xiu, and Zhaoyu Liu

ÆTHER: Securing Ubiquitous Computing Environments; Patroklos Argyroudis and Donal O’Mahony

Enhancing Privacy of Universal Re-Encryption Scheme for RFID Tags; Junichiro Saito, Sang-Soo Yeo, Kouichi Sakurai, Jin Kwak, and Jae-Cheol Ryou


Reconfigurable Microarchitecture-Based Low Power Motion Compensation for H.264/AVC; Cheong-Ghil Kim, Dae-Young Jeong, Byung-Gil Kim, and Shin-Dug Kim

Automatic Synthesis and Verification of Real-Time Embedded Software for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems; Pao-Ann Hsiung and Shang-Wei Lin

Agent-Based Architecture on Reconfigurable System-on-Chip for Real-Time Systems; Yan Meng


Hardware Task Scheduling for an FPGA-Based Mobile Robot in Wireless; Sensor Networks; Tyrone Tai-On Kwok and Yu-Kwong Kwok

Logical Location-Based Multicast Routing in Large-Scale Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; Guojun Wang, Minyi Guo, and Lifan Zhang

Performance Analysis of Dynamic Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks; Cláudia J.B. Abbas and L.J. García Villalba

Analysis of Connectivity for Sensor Networks Using Geometrical Probability; Jianxin Wang, Weijia Jia, and Yang Zhou

Weighted Localized Clustering: A Coverage-Aware Reader Collision Arbitration Protocol in RFID Networks; Joongheon Kim, Eunkyo Kim, Wonjun Lee, Dongshin Kim, Jihoon Choi, Jaewon Jung, and Christian K. Shin

Coupled Simulation/Emulation for Cross-Layer Design of Mobile Robotics and Vehicular Network Applications; Sven Hanemann, Bernd Freisleben, and Matthew Smith

Dynamic Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Optical WDM Networks with Ant-BasedMobile Agents; Son Hong Ngo, Xiaohong Jiang, Susumu Horiguchi, and Minyi Guo

A Modular Software Architecture for Adaptable Mobile Ad Hoc Routing Strategies; Oliver Battenfeld, Patrick Reinhardt, Matthew Smith, and Bernd Freisleben

Efficient Mobility Management Schemes: Distance and Direction-Based Location Update and Sectional Ring Paging; Seung-Yeon Kim, Woo-Jae Kim, and Young-Joo Suh

Enhancing TCP Performance and Connectivity in Ad Hoc Networks; Vinh Dien Hoang, Yan Zhang, Lili Zhang, and Maode Ma


About the Editors

Dr. Evi Syukur is the cofounder and CEO of HexaMobilIndo Consulting company. She served as a senior researcher at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She also served as a .NET developer at Yarra Trams Company, Melbourne, Australia. Syukur received her PhD in computer science from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her research interests include service-oriented systems/ applications, context-aware service applications, and smart services/objects. She has also published widely in several international journals, conferences, and workshops. She has been on the PC cochairs, publicity cochairs, and program committees of numerous international conferences and workshops. She was the co-guest editor of selected International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (IJPCC) special issue on ubiquitous intelligence in smart world.

Professor Laurence T. Yang is a professor in computer science in the Department of Computer Science at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. His current research includes parallel and distributed computing as well as embedded and ubiquitous/pervasive computing. He has published more than 350 papers in various refereed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters in these areas, including around 120 international journal papers such as IEEE and ACM Transactions. He has been actively involved in conferences and workshops as a program/general/steering conference chair and numerous conference and workshops as a program committee member. He served as the vice chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Supercomputing Applications (2001–2004), the chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (2008–2011), and the chair of IEEE Task Force on Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (2009–till present). He was in the steering committee of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing (SC-XY) conference series (2008–2011) and currently is in the National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) of Compute Canada (2009–present).

Professor Yang is also the editor in chief of several international journals. He has also authored/-co-authored or edited/coedited more than 25 books from well-known publishers. The book Mobile Intelligence (Wiley, 2010) received an honorable mention by the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). He has won several Best Paper Awards (including IEEE Best and Outstanding Conference Awards such as the IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications [IEEE AINA-06]); one Best Paper Nomination; Distinguished Achievement Award in 2005 and 2011; and Canada Foundation for Innovation Award in 2003. He has been invited to give around 20 keynote talks at various international conferences and symposia.

Dr. Seng W. Loke is a reader and associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He leads the Pervasive Computing Interest Group at La Trobe. He has coauthored more than 220 research publications, including numerous works on context-aware computing and mobile and pervasive computing. He authored Context-Aware Pervasive Systems: Architectures for a New Breed of Applications (Auerbach, 2006). He has been actively involved on the program committee of numerous conferences/ workshops in the area, including pervasive 2008. He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Melbourne.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications