Pervasive Computing

Innovations in Intelligent Multimedia and Applications

  • Aboul-Ella Hassanien
  • Jemal H. Abawajy
  • Ajith Abraham
  • Hani Hagras

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Intelligent Multimedia and Pervasive Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James F. Peters, Tony Szturm, Maciej Borkowski, Dan Lockery, Sheela Ramanna, Barbara Shay
      Pages 3-28
    3. Ayssam Elkady, Mohammed Mohammed, Eslam Gebriel, Tarek Sobh
      Pages 29-46
    4. M. Fleury, E. Jammeh, R. Razavi, M. Ghanbari
      Pages 47-75
    5. Hichem Karray, Mehdi Ellouze, Adel Alimi
      Pages 77-95
    6. Tauseef Gulrez, Alessandro Tognetti, Danilo De Rossi
      Pages 97-115
    7. Shaimaa Lazem, Ayman Abdel-Hamid, Denis Gračanin, Kevin P. Adams
      Pages 135-154
  3. Ambient Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 156-156
    2. Paolo Coppola, Vincenzo Della Mea, Luca Di Gaspero, Raffaella Lomuscio, Danny Mischis, Stefano Mizzaro et al.
      Pages 157-180
    3. Dante I. Tapia, Sara Rodrı́guez, Juan M. Corchado
      Pages 181-199
    4. Nina Peterson, Lohith Anusuya-Rangappa, Behrooz A. Shirazi, WenZhan Song, Renjie Huang, Daniel Tran et al.
      Pages 201-230
    5. Cristian Pinzón, Yanira De Paz, Javier Bajo, Ajith Abraham, Juan M. Corchado
      Pages 231-258
    6. Juan A. Fraile, Javier Bajo, Ajith Abraham, Juan M. Corchado
      Pages 259-285
  4. Web Service and Situation Awareness in Pervasive Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 288-288
    2. Ivan Di Pietro, Francesco Pagliarecci, Luca Spalazzi
      Pages 289-311
    3. Pari Delir Haghighi, Mohamed Medhat Gaber, Shonali Krishnaswamy, Arkady Zaslavsky
      Pages 313-338
  5. Pervasive Networks and E-commerce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 340-340
    2. Florence Agboma, Antonio Liotta
      Pages 365-382
    3. Raja Al-Jaljouli, Jemal Abawajy
      Pages 383-404
    4. Hongbo Liu, Ajith Abraham, Youakim Badr
      Pages 405-431
    5. Nadia N. Qadri, Antonio Liotta
      Pages 433-453
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 455-461

About this book


Pervasive computing (also referred to as ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence) aims to create environments where computers are invisibly and seamlessly integrated and connected into our everyday environment. Pervasive computing and intelligent multimedia technologies are becoming increasingly important, although many potential applications have not yet been fully realized. These key technologies are creating a multimedia revolution that will have significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, and governmental domains.

This useful volume provides up-to-date and state-of-the-art coverage of the diverse topics related to pervasive computing and intelligent multimedia technologies. The use of different computational intelligence-based approaches to various problems in pervasive computing are examined, including video streaming, intelligent behavior modeling and control for mobile manipulators, tele-gaming, indexing video summaries for quick video browsing, web service processes, virtual environments, ambient intelligence, and prevention and detection of attacks to ubiquitous databases.

Topics and features:

  • Includes a comprehensive overview, providing a thorough literature review and an outline of the important research challenges
  • Discusses pervasive computing approaches in the context of intelligent multimedia
  • Examines virtual reality technology, mobile virtual environments, and the potential use of intelligent multimedia and ubiquitous computing in the hotels of the future
  • Describes various approaches in ambient intelligence for home health care for the elderly and those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, for volcano monitoring, and for preventing attacks to ubiquitous databases

  • Investigates issues in web services and situation awareness in pervasive computing environments
  • Explores wireless network applications, such as mobile agents and e-commerce

This textbook/reference is an invaluable resource for researchers, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students, and practitioners involved in pervasive computing, intelligent multimedia, and computational intelligence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Aboul-Ella Hassanien
    • 1
  • Jemal H. Abawajy
    • 2
  • Ajith Abraham
    • 3
  • Hani Hagras
    • 4
  1. 1.Fac. Computers & InformationCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.School of Engineering &Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  3. 3.TechnologyNorwegian University of Science &TrondheimNorway
  4. 4.Dept. Computer ScienceUniversity of EssexColchesterUnited Kingdom

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