This book highlights the latest research findings, methods and techniques, as well as challenges and solutions related to Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing (UPC). In this regard, it employs both theoretical and practical perspectives, and places special emphasis on innovative, mobile and internet services.
With the proliferation of wireless technologies and electronic devices, there is a rapidly growing interest in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing (UPC). UPC makes it possible to create a human-oriented computing environment in which computer chips are embedded in everyday objects and interact with the physical world. Through UPC, people can remain online even while underway, thus enjoying nearly permanent access to their preferred services. Though it has a great potential to revolutionize our lives, UPC also poses a number of new research challenges.