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The Youth of Today
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 2-3
EIC Nigel Davies introduces the special issue on connected youth and notes that the way today's youth interact with new technology will determine the future of ubiquitous computing. He also introduces Albrecht Schmidt to IEEE Pervasive Computing's editoria...
 
A Place of Your Own
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 2-3
Smart environments have been a core ingredient of the pervasive computing vision for many years. Yet to appear genuinely smart, an environment must adapt to the people within it. Of course, supporting this level of adaptation is challenging—the ...
   
Twenty Years On
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 2-4
Ten years ago, the articles in this magazine's inaugural issue provided a snapshot of the start of the art in pervasive computing and charted the progress the field had made in the 10 years since Weiser's seminal article. To mark the 20th anniversary, this...
   
Environmental Awareness
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 2-3
IEEE Pervasive Computing editor in chief Nigel Davies discusses the latest issue on pervasive computing in hostile environments, and new directions the magazine hopes to take.
 
Making the Case
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 2-3
EIC Nigel Davies introduces the special issue on labeling the world and stresses the importance of communicating ubiquitous computing research's relevance to today's major problems, such as the economy, healthcare, security, transport, and energy.
 
Changing the World
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 2-4
Nigel Davies of Lancaster University, UK presents his first introduction as editor in chief, and announces a series of changes to the magazine's editorial board. He summarizes the role of the magazine in the community and provides an overview of the editor...
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: Content Sharing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By John Krumm, Nigel Davies, Chandra Narayanaswami
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 33-34
Sensing and networking technology can automate the sharing of pervasively generated content and help people connect with others. In this issue, we present four articles that explore ways to streamline the content sharing process.
 
Real-World Ubicomp Deployments: Lessons Learned
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Armando Fox, Nigel Davies, Eyal de Lara, Mirjana Spasojevic, William Griswold
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 21-23
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...
 
A Platform Supporting Coordinated Adaptation in Mobile Systems
Found in: Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on
By Christos Efstratiou, Adrian Friday, Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst
Issue Date:June 2002
pp. 128
Mobile environments are highly dynamic, characterised by frequent and sudden changes in resource availability. As a consequence, adaptive mobile applications need to be capable of adapting their behaviour to ensure they continue to offer the best possible ...
 
Have Faith
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 2-3
Faith is often described as being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we don't see. As embedded devices become ever smaller and computers continue to fade into the background or “disappear,” it's interesting to reflect on the levels of faith or tr...
   
Reflections on Long-Term Experiments with Public Displays
Found in: Computer
By Adrian Friday,Nigel Davies,Christos Efstratiou
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 34-41
A reflection on the authors' experiences with public display research—systems built and lessons learned—explores content creation and control, programmable infrastructures, and applications, to offer unique insights for those considering research or practi...
 
Open Display Networks: A Communications Medium for the 21st Century
Found in: Computer
By Nigel Davies,Marc Langheinrich,Rui José,Albrecht Schmidt
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 58-64
Open public display networks could emerge as a new communications medium for the 21st century, but this transformation can only occur if the technology moves from its current, closed model to a new, open one.
 
On the Road
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 4-5
This issue focuses on the notion of large-scale opportunistic sensing. This topic is particularly relevant today, with intense interest across the pervasive computing community as well as a wide range of other disciplines that are beginning to appreciate t...
 
Blurring the Disciplinary Boundaries
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 2-3
<p>Pervasive computing has always involved blurring the boundaries between disciplines. Any serious attempt at a pervasive computing deployment typically involves bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including technologists...
 
What Will You Sacrifice?
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:April 2011
pp. 2-3
<p>The pervasive computing field has been acutely aware of privacy challenges since the beginning. Early press stories about technologies such as the Active Badge were often presented in the context of discussions about an Orwellian future in which w...
 
Beyond Prototypes, Again
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 2-3
IEEE Pervasive Computing editor in chief Nigel Davies introduces the latest issue on smart energy systems. He discusses the benefits and challenges of deploying ubiquitous systems, and introduces two new associate editors in chief.
 
Location-Based Services
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Anind Dey, Jeffrey Hightower, Eyal de Lara, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 11-12
Today, location information is in the hands of the masses. The success of location in pervasive computing has exposed new challenges and opportunities for researchers including making location sensing more robust, accurate, deployable, secure, and develope...
 
The Case for VM-Based Cloudlets in Mobile Computing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Paramvir Bahl, Ramón Cáceres, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 14-23
Resource poverty is a fundamental constraint that severely limits the class of applications that can be run on mobile devices. The authors present a vision of mobile computing that breaks free of this fundamental constraint. In this vision, mobile users se...
 
Informing the Design of User Studies on Conceptual Interference Frameworks
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Ricardo Morla, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 320-325
The problem of interference is likely to be commonplace in deployed ubiquitous computing systems. A conceptual framework was proposed in [1] to help researchers address this problem. Evaluating conceptual frameworks such as this is a challenging task; one ...
 
Structural Learning of Activities from Sparse Datasets
Found in: Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on
By Fahd Albinali, Nigel Davies, Adrian Friday
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 221-228
A major challenge in pervasive computing is to develop systems that can reliably recognize human activity patterns, such as bathing from sensor data. Typical sensor deployments generate sparse datasets with thousands of sensor readings and few instances of...
 
Public Ubiquitous Computing Systems: Lessons from the e-Campus Display Deployments
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Oliver Storz, Adrian Friday, Nigel Davies, Joe Finney, Corina Sas, Jennifer Sheridan
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 40-47
In this paper, the authors reflect on their experiences of deploying ubiquitous computing systems in public spaces and present a series of lessons that they feel will be of benefit to researchers planning similar public deployments. They focus on experienc...
 
A Framework for Describing Interference in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
Found in: Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, IEEE International Conference on
By Ricardo Morla, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:March 2006
pp. 632-635
Future ubiquitous computing environments are likely to consist of numerous interacting components, many of which will have been developed in isolation from each other. Unless appropriate measures are taken, interference (where a component's behavior in a d...
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: Rapid Prototyping for Ubiquitous Computing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies, James Landay, Scott Hudson, Albrecht Schmidt
Issue Date:October 2005
pp. 15-17
This issue's articles represent some of the best recent advances in applying rapid prototyping to ubiquitous systems development.
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: Pervasive Computing in Sports Technologies
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Ed H. Chi, Gaetano Borriello, Guerney Hunt, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 22-25
Sensors and other ubiquitous computing technologies have slowly penetrated the arena of sports. This special issue gives some excellent examples of pervasive technology in sports and points to future directions.
 
Evaluating a Location-Based Application: A Hybrid Test and Simulation Environment
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Ricardo Morla, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 48-56
Developing and deploying location-based applications is severely affected by the need for complex and expensive testing and evaluation. However, a new test environment for testing and evaluating system and network related issues in location-based applicati...
 
Exploring the Grid's Potential for Ubiquitous Computing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies, Adrian Friday, Oliver Storz
Issue Date:April 2004
pp. 74-75
Grid technologies could be an ideal starting point for developing future infrastructure support for ubiquitous computing, facilitating the deployment of ubiquitous computing technologies and helping to accelerate progress toward Weiser's vision.
 
Guest Editors' Introduction
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Steve Benford, Nigel Davies, Bill Gaver
Issue Date:January 2004
pp. 12-13
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Introduction: Security and Privacy
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2003
pp. 20
No summary available.
 
Preserving Privacy in Environments with Location-Based Applications
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Ginger Myles, Adrian Friday, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2003
pp. 56-64
<p>The increase in location-based applications makes protecting personal location information a major challenge. Users must be able to control their location privacy but should be able to do so without constant intervention--that is, they should be f...
 
Services to Support Consistency in Mobile Collaborative Applications
Found in: Services in Distributed and Networked Environments, Workshop
By Keith Cheverst, Nigel Davies, Adrian Friday, Gordon S. Blair
Issue Date:June 1996
pp. 27
This paper describes the design of services to support consistency in collaborative mobile applications. The requirements for application level consistency in groupware applications are discussed and it is argued that existing consistency services for mobi...
 
Take the Money and Run
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 2-4
Continuing his focus on cross-cutting themes, Nigel Davies closes out 2013 by highlighting the role of payments in pervasive computing systems.
 
Ethics in Pervasive Computing Research
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 2-4
In this editorial, Nigel Davies explores the question of ethics in mobile and pervasive computing research. Although this topic is central to researchers in the field, the question of adopting an ethical approach to pervasive computing extends beyond the r...
 
Privacy By Design [From the Editor in Chief]
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies,Marc Langheinrich
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 2-4
Nigel Davies and Marc Langheinrich explore one of the greatest challenges in ubiquitous systems&amp;#x2014;how to provide smart, context-aware systems that can realize Weiser's vision while protecting users' privacy.
 
The Essence of Time
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 2-4
This issue, Nigel Davies explores the issue of time in ubiquitous systems. Time is often the forgotten form of context information in mobile and ubiquitous systems, yet temporal information is essential when it comes to tailoring the user experience. How m...
 
Looking Ahead
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 2-3
The breadth of topics covered in this issue, the quality of the material, and the exciting new department developments provide compelling evidence that IEEE Pervasive Computing is continuing in its mission to serve as a catalyst toward Mark Weiser's vision...
 
The Case for VM-based Cloudlets in Mobile Computing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Victor Bahl, Ramon Caceres, Nigel Davies
Publication Date: August 2009
pp. N/A
Resource poverty is a fundamental constraint that severely limits the class of applications that can be run on mobile devices. We present a vision of mobile computing that breaks free of this fundamental constraint. In this vision, mobile users seamlessly ...
 
User-Generated Content
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By John Krumm, Nigel Davies, Chandra Narayanaswami
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 10-11
Pervasive user-generated content takes the traditional idea of user-generated content and expands it off the desktop into our everyday world. The six articles in this special issue give innovative examples of gathering and using such content.
   
Activity-Based Computing
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Nigel Davies, Daniel P. Siewiorek, Rahul Sukthankar
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 20-21
The articles in this special issue focus on context-aware systems designed to recognize activities. They present underlying technologies for developing activity-aware systems and report on experiences with activity recognition in real-world applications.
 
'Caches in the Air': Disseminating Tourist Information in the Guide System
Found in: Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on
By Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Keith Mitchell, Adrian Friday
Issue Date:February 1999
pp. 11
This paper describes work carried out as part of the GUIDE project at Lancaster University. The overall aim of the project is to develop a context-sensitive tourist guide for visitors to the city of Lancaster. Visitors are equipped with portable GUIDE unit...
 
Trustworthy by design
Found in: Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14)
By Bran Knowles, James Hannon, John Walden, Lynne Blair, Mark Rouncefield, Mike Harding, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 1060-1071
Driven by changes in working practices and technology trends, organizations are increasingly reliant on mobile workers and the data they capture. However, while significant work has been carried out on increasing the usability of mobile devices and applica...
     
Experiences with a social travel information system
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UbiComp '13)
By James Hannon, Joseph Finney, Mark Rouncefield, Mike Harding, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 173-182
This paper documents a programme of research to explore the development of mobile social travel information systems, where dynamic travel information is produced by travellers themselves and distributed within communities united by similar travel patterns ...
     
Citadel: a community platform for archiving travel data
Found in: Proceedings of the 6th ACM workshop on Next generation mobile computing for dynamic personalised travel planning (Sense Transport '12)
By Michael Harding, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 7-8
The emergence of smart phones with embedded sensors has led to an explosion in the number of transport related research projects that leverage the widespread uptake of mobile devices. However, the process of collecting and managing travel-based sensor data...
     
Designing application stores for public display networks
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '12)
By Albrecht Schmidt, Nigel Davies, Sarah Clinch, Thomas Kubitza
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 1-6
Current public display systems are often ignored by passersby. We believe that increasing the level of engagement requires substantial innovation for the content shown -- and that this in turn requires opening up displays to new forms of applications and c...
     
Poster: SixthSense - shaping travel activities through flexible interpretations of time
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (MobiSys '12)
By Chris Speed, Janet Dickinson, Michael Harding, Nigel Davies, Sarah Norgate, Tom Cherrett
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 531-532
No summary available.
     
Demo: an experience sampling toolkit for the transport domain
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (MobiSys '12)
By Dave Gullick, Michael Harding, Nigel Davies
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 495-496
There are a large number of projects that aim to use mobile computing technologies to help address transport related issues such as proving better travel information. These projects can often benefit from experience sampling in which mobile devices are use...
     
Demo: using mobile devices to personalize pervasive displays
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (MobiSys '12)
By Marc Langheinrich, Nigel Davies, Sarah Clinch, Thomas Kubitza
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 491-492
The paper introduces NextShareMobile, an integrated second screen application. Design and evaluations are presented.
     
Sixth sense transport: challenges in supporting flexible time travel
Found in: Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications (HotMobile '12)
By Chris Speed, Janet Dickinson, Manfred Lau, Tom Cherrett, Nigel Davies, Sarah Norgate
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 1-6
In this paper, we consider the challenges associated with providing a mobile computing system that helps users enjoy a more flexible relationship between time and travel. Current travel plans, especially in Western cultures, are dominated by a strict notio...
     
Real world responses to interactive gesture based public displays
Found in: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '11)
By Nigel Davies, Enrico Rukzio, John Hardy
Issue Date:December 2011
pp. 33-39
Today, one does not have to travel far to find examples of digital signage, yet the adoption of interactive gesture based public displays remains quite rare. Subsequently, not much is known about them despite a large array of potential advantages. This pap...
     
Reflections on the long-term use of an experimental digital signage system
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing (UbiComp '11)
By Adrian Friday, Christos Efstratiou, Nigel Davies, Sarah Clinch
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 133-142
In this paper we reflect on our long-term experiences of developing, deploying and supporting an experimental digital signage system. Existing public display systems almost always feature a single point of control that is responsible for scheduling content...
     
Using bluetooth device names to support interaction in smart environments
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (Mobisys '09)
By Adrian Friday, Nigel Davies, Oliver Storz, Peter Newman, Sarah Rutlidge
Issue Date:June 2009
pp. 1-2
An increasing trend in mobile and pervasive computing is the augmentation of everyday public spaces with local computation - leading to so called smart environments. However, there are no well accepted techniques for supporting spontaneous interaction betw...
     
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