Design and Deployment of Large-Scale Software-Intensive Systems in Urban Districts

Research Challenges toward Future Affluent Ambient Society
  • Teruo Higashino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5380)


With the advance of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence, several thousands of sensors and mobile devices can collaborate with each other in order to collect sensing information in wide areas and distribute location-aware information in real-time. In urban districts, several types of ubiquitous applications will be deployed and used in parallel in near future. It is known that reliability and performance of such ubiquitous applications are strongly affected by node mobility, fluctuation of node density, data transmission mechanisms (protocols), and so on. Therefore, in order to design and deploy such ubiquitous applications in urban districts as societal systems, we must anticipate the behavior pattern (mobility) of pedestrians and vehicles in those areas and develop resilient design methodology for high-reliable deployment and management of ubiquitous devices in underlying wireless communication environments. Intellectual management of a large amount of sensing information in mobile wireless Internet environments is also becoming important. Here, we focus on large-scale mobile wireless ubiquitous systems in urban districts as complex software-intensive systems, and discuss about research challenges for their design and deployment.


Software-intensive systems ubiquitous systems MANET urban planning software design methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teruo Higashino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyOsaka UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Japan Science Technology and Agency, CRESTOsakaJapan

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