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Data Management in Pervasive Systems

  • Francesco Colace
  • Massimo De Santo
  • Vincenzo Moscato
  • Antonio Picariello
  • Fabio A. Schreiber
  • Letizia Tanca


  • Outlines the foundations and basic technologies and presents more advanced aspects of pervasive data management

  • Provides an overall picture of the technological challenges and opportunities related to the management of information in pervasive systems, illustrated with the support of a large cultural heritage case study

  • Appeals to researchers and professionals from computer science as well as to cultural heritage experts interested in promising enabling technologies


Part of the Data-Centric Systems and Applications book series (DCSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Preliminaries and Relevant Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Aurelio Tommasetti, Massimiliano Vesci, Orlando Troisi
      Pages 3-18
    3. Francesco Colace, Massimo De Santo, Vincenzo Moscato, Antonio Picariello, Fabio A. Schreiber, Letizia Tanca
      Pages 19-42
    4. Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Sara Foresti, Giovanni Livraga, Stefano Paraboschi, Pierangela Samarati
      Pages 43-65
  3. Sensors, Data Streams, and Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Emanuele Panigati, Fabio A. Schreiber, Carlo Zaniolo
      Pages 93-111
    3. Gianpaolo Cugola, Alessandro Margara
      Pages 113-133
    4. Daniele Dell’Aglio, Marco Balduini, Emanuele Della Valle
      Pages 135-166
  4. Social Networks as Information Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168
    2. Vincenzo Moscato, Antonio Picariello, V. S. Subrahmanian
      Pages 169-182
    3. Sepideh Deliri, Massimiliano Albanese
      Pages 195-209
  5. Context Awareness and Personalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-212
    2. Georgia Koutrika
      Pages 213-234
    3. Francesco Colace, Vincenzo Moscato, Elisa Quintarelli, Emanuele Rabosio, Letizia Tanca
      Pages 235-256
    4. Mohamed Sarwat, Jie Bao, Chi-Yin Chow, Justin Levandoski, Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel
      Pages 257-287
  6. Multimedia Information Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-290
    2. Flora Amato, Luca Greco, Fabio Persia, Silvestro Roberto Poccia, Aniello De Santo
      Pages 291-310

About this book


The goal of this book is to provide a systematic description of the various research issues related to the management of information in pervasive systems, illustrating the state of the art in this area. Accordingly, it both outlines the foundations and basic technologies and presents more advanced aspects, making it suitable for self-contained graduate courses or seminars on pervasive data management or distributed systems.

The book is organized into six parts, including an illustrating case study. Part 1 briefly covers the basic ideas underlying the economic, technological, social and legal aspects of pervasive systems. Part 2 then describes several aspects of sensor networks and data stream processing, while part 3 highlights the main aspects of social networks with a special emphasis on cultural heritage applications. Next, part 4 details personalization and context awareness issues in pervasive environments, and part 5 reports on multimedia aspects, again with a particular focus on cultural heritage. The overall picture of the technological challenges and opportunities are illustrated in part 6 with the support of a cultural heritage case study, the DATABENC1 project on Italy’s Campania region. Each part is accompanied by its own foreword.

Readers from two main categories will benefit most from this book: IT researchers and professionals will learn about the latest advances in pervasive technologies and at the same time familiarize themselves with specific issues concerning cultural heritage; while humanities and cultural heritage experts and enthusiasts will find an introduction to the enabling technologies that are so promising for their field of application.


context-aware systems cultural heritage data analytics data streams distributed data management event-based architectures mobile applications multimedia systems pervasive systems sensor networks social networks ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Colace
    • 1
  • Massimo De Santo
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Moscato
    • 3
  • Antonio Picariello
    • 4
  • Fabio A. Schreiber
    • 5
  • Letizia Tanca
    • 6
  1. 1.Università di SalernoSalernoItaly
  2. 2.Università di SalernoSalernoItaly
  3. 3.Università di NapoliNapoliItaly
  4. 4.Università di NapoliNapoliItaly
  5. 5.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  6. 6.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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