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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Six topics are covered in this subject. 1) Context-Aware Computing: location-based systems, services and positioning technologies, location/context dependent queries and service discovery; 2) RFID-Based Systems: technology and standards, software components, system architecture and business applications; 3) Sensing Technologies: programming models for sensors, uses and applications; 4) Smart Spaces: concept, realisation and examples; 5) New Interaction Models: interaction and design, technologies behind the vision of ubiquitous computing and novel user interfaces for embedded and mobile computers; 6) Pervasive Computing and Middleware, Frameworks and Toolkits. The subject also covers realizing the above concepts using the Android programming platform.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the philosophy underlying mobile and pervasive computing technologies and applications.
02. Apply understanding of the characteristics of the mobile environment to software design, in contrast to desktop environments.
03. Understand the paradigms, architectures, and principles in designing client-server mobile computing applications, including user interface abstractions and mobile usability issues, and design and program mobile applications for the smartphone and mobile devices on at least one platform.
04. Be able to build applications based on the notion of context-aware computing, applying different types of positioning technologies for location-based systems and services.
05. Design and use RFID and sensor technology and design RFID/sensor-based software solutions to real-world problems.
06. Select and employ pervasive computing middleware and toolkits to create solutions, while being aware of privacy, security, and usability concerns.

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