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Course Name Pervasive Computing
Course Code 15CSE362
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Basics: Some Computer Science Issues in Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive Computing:

Vision and Challenges, Naming and Service Discovery: The Design and Implementation of an Intentional Naming System, Dealing with Location: Providing Location Information in a Ubiquitous Computing Environment, The Cricket Compass for Context-Aware Mobile Applications, Mobile Data Access: Balancing Push and Pull for Data Broadcast, Rover: A Toolkit for Mobile Information Access, Agile Application – Aware Adaptation for Mobile Computing, the Roma Personal Metadata Service, Consistency Management.

Unit 2

Mobile Networking: Scalable Support for Transparent Host Internetworking, A Comparison of Mechanisms for Improving TCP Performance over Wireless Networks, An End-to-End Approach to Host Mobility, Reliable Network Connections Distributed File Systems: Exploiting Weak Connectivity for Mobile File Access, Automated Hoarding for Mobile Computers, Personal RAID: Mobile Storage for Distributed and Disconnected Computers Energy Management.

Unit 3

Sensor Networks: Mobile Networking for “Smart Dust”, Building Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks with Low-Level Naming, Fine-Grained Network Time Synchronization using Reference Broadcasts Security: The Resurrecting Duckling: Security Issues for Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks, Zero-Interaction Authentication, SPINS: Security Protocols for Sensor Networks, Toward Speech-Generated Cryptographic Keys on Resource-Constrained Devices.

Text Books

  • Jochen Burkhardt, Dr Horst Henn, Stefan Hepper, Klaus Rindtorff and Thomas Schaeck, “Pervasive Computing: Technology and Architecture of Mobile Internet Applications”, Addison Wesley Publisher, 2002.


  • Sumi Helal, “The Landscape of Pervasive Computing Standards”, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2010.

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