Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:ERCIM News - Special Theme: Embedded Intelligence., Volume 67 (2006)
Keywords:construct; middleware; pervasive computing; ubiquitous computing
The vision of pervasive computing is that objects, buildings and environments may be endowed with software intelligence to improve human interactions both with the individual objects and with the system as a whole. Realising this dream is posing significant challenges for designers - allowing individual applications to co-exist in a common space without interfering, making the capabilities of new sensors and services available to other applications as they appear and providing the necessary decentralised control to obtain robust behaviour.