Issue No.03 - July-September (2006 vol.5)
Nigel Davies , Lancaster University
Eyal de Lara , University of Toronto
Mirjana Spasojevic , Yahoo
Armando Fox , Stanford University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2006.58
Among the many branches of computer science, ubiquitous computing enjoys an unusually distinguished history of creating and deploying prototypes. Why is this? A tempting answer is that many ubicomp researchers and practitioners have backgrounds in subjects such as HCI and systems--areas with a strong focus on learning from deploying working prototypes. However, a more compelling answer might be that ubicomp, unlike almost every other subspecialty with the exception of HCI, is about embedding computing into existing human systems. This introduction is part of a special issue on Real-World Deployments.
Nigel Davies, Eyal de Lara, Mirjana Spasojevic, Armando Fox, "Real-World Ubicomp Deployments: Lessons Learned", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.5, no. 3, pp. 21-23, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.58