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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2013 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 5-9
Bastian Pfleging , University of Stuttgart, Germany
Albrecht Schmidt , University of Stuttgart, Germany
Florian Michahelles , ETH Zurich
Today, many areas in the Alps, despite the high altitude and distance from urbanized environments, offer ubiquitous mobile phone and data connectivity, with 3G networks widely available. Many skiing resorts have recognized their users' desire for connectivity, and some even provide free Wi-Fi hotspots at cable car stations and restaurants. Furthermore, increased connectivity and other advance in pervasive computing have led to new products and services aimed at enhancing the user experience for skiers.
Ubiquitous computing, Mobile communication, Wireless networks, Wearable computers, Remote sensing, Radiofrequency identification

B. Pfleging, A. Schmidt and F. Michahelles, "Ubiquitous Connectivity in the Mountains: Enhancing the Ski Experience," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 5-9, 2013.
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