Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Pervasive Computing

Engineering Smart Systems

Authors: Silvis-Cividjian, Natalia

  • Provides a robust introduction to the main concepts and principles  of pervasive computing
  • Filled with many real-life examples of typical modern intelligent systems
  • Offers many exercises to further deepen readers understanding and knowledge
  • Includes practical tutorials to build your own smart systems with little or no previous programming or robotics experience
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About this Textbook

This book provides a concise introduction to Pervasive Computing, otherwise known as Internet of Things (IoT) and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) which addresses the seamless integration of computing systems within everyday objects. By introducing the core topics and exploring assistive pervasive systems which infer their context through pattern recognition, the author provides readers with a gentle yet robust foundation of knowledge to this growing field of research.

The author explores a range of topics including data acquisition, signal processing, control theory, machine learning and system engineering explaining, with the use of simple mathematical concepts, the core principles underlying pervasive computing systems. Real-life examples are applied throughout, including self-driving cars, automatic insulin pumps, smart homes, and social robotic companions, with each chapter accompanied by a set of exercises for the reader. Practical tutorials are also available to guide enthusiastic readers through the process of building a smart system using cameras, microphones and robotic kits. Due to the power of MATLAB™, this can be achieved with no previous programming or robotics experience.

Although Pervasive Computing is primarily for undergraduate students, the book is accessible to a wider audience of researchers and designers who are interested in exploring pervasive computing further.

About the authors

Natalia Silvis-Cividjian is a lecturer in the department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a degree in computer engineering and a PhD in applied physics. Her PhD research focused on the spatial resolution limits in nanotechnology.  She has over 20 years’ experience teaching computer science and engineering, including courses on measurement techniques, principles of programming languages, and currently pervasive computing and software testing. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51655-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51654-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pervasive Computing
Book Subtitle
Engineering Smart Systems
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51655-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51655-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-51654-7
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
84 b/w illustrations, 99 illustrations in colour
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