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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2005 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 80-82
Thad Starner , Georgia Institute of Technology, GVU Center
Kent Lyons , Georgia Institute of Technology
Rebecca E. Grinter , Georgia Institute of Technology
In the US, few initiatives explicitly target exploring mobile and ubiquitous computing. Instead, much of the current work is being done under the auspices of other programs with other primary goals or under general government programs. Focused initiatives often gather a community of researchers and industry people who normally might not communicate as readily. This community helps set the research agenda for the field and set the standards by which results can be assessed. It defines benchmarks and produces common resources such as hardware and software infrastructure and reference databases that can help transition the technology to industrial partners. The authors take a look at large funding initiatives in Europe and Asia and ask whether the US is missing the wave.
wearable computing, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, funding initiatives

T. Starner, K. Lyons and R. E. Grinter, "Missing the Wave? Scattershot Funding Has Its Costs," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. , pp. 80-82, 2005.
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