Issue No. 03 - July-September (2006 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2006.58
Armando Fox , Stanford University
Nigel Davies , Lancaster University
Eyal de Lara , University of Toronto
Mirjana Spasojevic , Yahoo
William Griswold , University of California, San Diego
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.
M. Spasojevic, W. Griswold, N. Davies, E. d. Lara and A. Fox, "Real-World Ubicomp Deployments: Lessons Learned," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 21-23, 2006.