From PC centric to ….. Centered around a general-purpose processor with memory and a shared bus Bus interface Shared bus PCI / USB Device 1Device 2 CPU Device N
… to network centric …. LAN Internet PC LAN PC LAN
… to consumer post-PC world (ubiquitous computing)
Motivation for the course Computing is spreading –Move to anytime/anywhere –True ubiquity of service Information Support Where are we? Where are we heading? ….
Course Objectives Understand important historical precedents Identify critical technologies Obtain necessary research skills
Format This is a research course, so you must contribute –In lectures –Going in depth on some topics –By teaching others “how to” –By working together on doing research –By disseminating the results in a paper and a presentation
Course concepts Introduction in various aspects of Ubiquitous Computing Group research project Colloquia by experts on various subjects –Selected Panel studies subject, and prepares questions Workshop with presentations of research results and tutorials
Weeks 1-3 Introduction Self study –Read call for papers –Explore the field –Form a group (3-6 students) –Select potential research topic Formulate research problem and hypothesis CAPUT: Formulate subject for survey
Week 3 Prepare 10-15 minute presentation for week 4 –Introduction in research topic –What is the problem –What is the hypothesis –How will the problem be tackled CAPUT: 6/7 MIZ (Hanneke Becht)
Week 4 Group presents research topic and plan –10-15 minutes max! Discussion with group Group finalizes plan and submits by e-mail to lecturers CAPUT: Prepare 10-15 minute presentation for week 5 CTIT Symposium
Week 5 CAPUT: 6/7 Group presents research topic and plan –10-15 minutes max! Discussion with group Group finalizes plan and submits by e-mail to lecturers
Weeks 3-8 Do the research/survey –Lecturers are available in second hour after each colloquium –Write short progress report (submit weekly) –Literature study –Ask for help when needed! Results –Not known on beforehand ! –New protocol or architecture –Simulations or prototype –Show trade-offs and consequences of decisions and environment –Compare with other related research Colloquia…
Week 8 Deadline papers and surveys Prepare final presentation for workshop
Colloquia Selected panel –Prepares topic –Prepares questions for expert Schedule can be found on: http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~havinga/ubc.html http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~havinga/ubc.html Obligatory –Notify lecturers on beforehand when unable to attend
Student requirements and grading Research topic, hypothesis and plan10% Panel10% Research result and paper 70% Presentation10% When paper has publication potential, and is accepted for publication, the result will become a 10 !
This class is a work in progress Your input can help guide the course Lecturers don’t know everything Lecturers like research on: –Home networking (@HA, TEAHA, SCOTT) http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/scholten/docs/aha-description.pdf http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/scholten/docs/aha-description.pdf –Smart sensor networks (Eyes, Smart Surroundings, Featherlight) http://eyes.eu.org http://eyes.eu.org