Start studying Chapter 10: Wireless, Mobile Computing, and Mobile Commerce. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Application Sessions: Conversation Abstractions for Pervasive Computing Drew Stovall and Christine Julien Mobile and Pervasive Computing Group University of Texas at Austin {dstovall, c.julien}@mail.utexas.edu ABSTRACT Pervasive computing application development demands ab-stractions that reify the notion of a conversation among Challenge: Distributed Sensing Applications in Highly Heterogeneous and Multimodal Pervasive Environments Mario Di Francesco Whitepaper NSF Workshop on Pervasive Computing at Scale (PeCS) Background Dr. Di Francesco has been working in the eld of Wireless Sensor Networks

increased. At the same time, mobile computing devices such as palmtop computers, mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDA) and wireless networking technologies have gained wide-spread popularity. In this context new classes of distributed, mobile and pervasive applications are born. These applications pose a Ubiquitous computing is a paradigm, a lifestyle and a technological innovation all at once: it essentially refers to the sorts of technologies which can reach every aspect of a user’s life and then operate in the background of their activities, providing value without getting in the way. It’s sometimes referred to as pervasive computing.