Issue No. 02 - April-June (2006 vol. 5)
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W. Keith Edwards , Georgia Institute of Technology
To meet the ubiquitous computing vision of the disappearing computer, our systems must be as free as possible from human administration. This means that devices must be able to work together without explicit configuration. Discovery lets services and devices spontaneously become aware of the availability and capability of peers on the network, so clients can discover and use devices without prior knowledge of them. However, the wide range of current discovery systems reflects the needs of the communities from which they originated and often aren't appropriate for ubiquitous computing. So, further research and development must address the unique needs of discovery in ubiquitous computing environments.
discovery, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, ad hoc networking
W. K. Edwards, "Discovery Systems in Ubiquitous Computing," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 70-77, 2006.