Software Development and Environments

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Infrastructure papers


  • Garlan, D.; Siewiorek, D.P.; Smailagic, A.; Steenkiste, P., Project Aura: toward distraction-free pervasive computing, Pervasive Computing, IEEE,Vol 1, Issue 2, pp 22-31, 2002.
  • Shankar R. Ponnekanti, Brian Lee, Armando Fox, Pat Hanrahan and Terry Winograd, ICrafter: A Service Framework for Ubiquitous Computing Environments. UBICOMP 2001, LNCS 2201, pp 56-75. 2001.
  • R. Grimm, et al. System Support for Pervasive Applications. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 22, No. 4, November 2004, Pages 421–486.
  • David Svensson Fors, Boris Magnusson, Sven Gestegård Robertz, Görel Hedin, Emma Nilsson-Nyman. Ad-hoc composition of pervasive services in the PalCom architecture. Proceedings of the 2009 international conference on Pervasive services, 2009, ACM.

Pervasive Healthcare


  • Zhu, F.; Mutka, M.W.; Ni, L.M.; Service discovery in pervasive computing environments, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol 4, Issue 4, pp 81-90, 2005.
  • Edwards, W.K.; Discovery systems in ubiquitous computing. IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp 70-77, 2006.
  • Chakraborty, D.; Joshi, A.; Yesha, Y.; Finin, T.; Toward Distributed service discovery in pervasive computing environments. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp 97-112, 2006.

Configuration and Composition

  • M. W. Newman, J. Z. Sedivy, C. M. Neuwirth, E. K. Edwards, J. I. Hong, S. Izadi., K. Marcelo, T.F. Smith. Designing for Serendipity:
    Supporting End-User Configuration of Ubiquitous Computing Environments. DIS '02 Proceedings of the 4th conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques. 2002. ACM.
  • A. Urbieta, Guillermo Barrutieta, Jorge Parra, Aitor Uribarren. A survey of dynamic service composition approaches for ambient systems, SOMITAS '08 Proceedings of the 2008 Ambi-Sys workshop on Software Organisation and MonIToring of Ambient System. 2008.
  • Brønsted, J.; Hansen, K.M.; Ingstrup, M.; Service Composition Issues in Pervasive Computing, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol 9, No 1, pp 62-70, 2010.

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