Issue V

Computing Omnipresence

Volume: 2005, No.V

Date: October 2005

Guest Editors: José-Antonio Gutiérrez de Mesa, Daniel Rodríguez-García and Miltiadis D. Lytras

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Computing Omnipresence

It is traditional in Novática and UPGRADE monographs for the guest editors to write a presentation in which they describe the content and the salient features, followed by an article in which the same guest editors set out the main characteristics and the so-called "state of the art" of the subject of the monograph. In this particular monograph, for practical reasons we have decided to combine these two articles into one, so as to provide the reader with a single overview. We start by looking at the most common devices using ubiquitous computing technology: wireless modules and terminals, which also make up the most innovative segment of mobile transmission and reception technology. Weighing in at just a few grams and optimized down to the smallest possible size, these modern high-tech components enable all kinds of objects, devices and applications to communicate easily and at any distance. Wireless modules and terminals are able to transform anything into a mobile network connected device, opening up almost endless communication possibilities. This is no pipe dream: it is a foretaste of mobile applications to come, which will be based on wireless communication between machines (machine to machine or M2M technology).


The following papers are included in this issue:

  • The Critical Mass Problem of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks by Jörg Roth
  • Device and Context Influence on Wireless Infotainment Access: A Real World Story by Tacha Serif and George Ghinea 
  • The Problems of Printing in Server-Based Computing Environments by Luis Bengochea-Martínez 
  • Using FOAF to Support Community Building by Brian Kelly and Leigh Dodds
  • Towards Ubiquitous Computing with Quality of Web Service Support by Yannis Makripoulias, Christos Makris, Yiannis Panagis, Evangelos Sakkopoulos, Poulia Adamopoulou, Maria Pontikaki and Athanasios Tsakalidis
  • The Open Source Software vs. Proprietary Software Debate and Its Impact on Technological Innovation by Ricardo-José Rejas-Muslera, Juan-José Cuadrado-Gallego, Javier Dolado-Cosín and Daniel Rodríguez-García
  • Localization in Ubiquitous Computing Using Acoustic Sensor Network by Carlos-Manuel De Marziani, Jesús Ureña-Ureña, Álvaro Hernández-Alonso, Manuel Mazo-Quintas, Ana Jiménez-Martín, Juan-Jesús García-Domínguez, José-Manuel Villadangos-Carrizo and Fernando-Javier Álvarez-Franco
  • Portable System For Patient Monitoring With Wireless Technologies by José-Manuel Rodríguez-Ascariz, Luciano Boquete-Vázquez, Ignacio Bravo-Muñoz and Pedro Martín-Sánchez
  • SIGLAS: A Practical Case of The Application of Ubiquitous Computing in Warehouse Management by José-Julio González-Pozo and Manuel Ortega-Cantero
  • Ubiquitous E-Management of Indicators by Eladio Domínguez-Murillo, Ángel De Miguel-Artal, Beatriz Pérez-Valle, Áurea Rodríguez-Villanueva and María-Antonia Zapata-Abad