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Novel ubiquitous computing applications such as intelligent vehicles, smart buildings, and traffic management require special properties that traditional computing applications do not support, such as context-awareness, massive decentralisation, autonomous behaviour, adaptivity, proactivity, and innate collaboration. This paper presents a new computational(More)
Recent advances in the area of mobile computing and pervasive computing have driven the emergence of new challenges. For example, the “Intelligent Environment” or “Smart Environment” has become one of the key research areas in the pervasive computing arena. These scenarios typically consist of intelligent rooms capable of gathering raw sensory data from(More)
With advances in sensor-based computing and mobile communication, people have started to explore ubiquitous or pervasive computing systems that aim to have computing devices literally available everywhere, making them disappear into the physical environment. Novel ubiquitous computing applications such as intelligent vehicles, smart buildings, and traffic(More)
As part of the Lancaster GUIDE II project, we have developed a novel wireless access point protocol designed to support the development of next generation mobile context-aware applications in our local environs. Once deployed, this architecture will allow ordinary citizens secure, accountable and convenient access to a set of tailored applications including(More)
This document introduces a novel access control architecture for publicly accessible wireless overlay networks. The architecture is designed to address the problems of ubiquitous Internet service provisioning within the city of Lancaster. The proposed access control mechanism is based on the concepts of secure user authentication, packet marking, and(More)
With the recent advances in mobile networking, context-aware computing, and sensor-based computing, researchers and game designers are able to explore the potential of combining these new technologies together to develop mobile, networked, context-aware, augmented reality multiplayer games. As part of the new research collaboration between Lancaster(More)
It is becoming clear that location-aware intelligent transportation systems will be one of the most promising upcoming applications for next generation vehicles. The driving force behind this is the introduction of pervasive high performance wireless networks and location sensing technologies, such as GPS and roadside detection systems. Intelligent(More)
Despite ten years of extensive research, Weiser’s vision of ubiquitous computing is far from a widespread reality. While research into enabling technologies has progressed significantly, there has been a lack of research into the economic and commercial aspects of ubiquitous computing. In this paper, we investigate techniques that will enable investors in(More)
This paper presents a novel wireless access point architecturedesigned to support the development of next generation mobilecontext-aware applications over metropolitan scale areas. Inaddition, once deployed, this network will allow ordinary citizenssecure, accountable and convenient access to the Internet fromtheir local city and campus environments. The(More)