Chapter 8Introduction to Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

In previous chapters we have considered issues required to provide the protocols and software support needed to use the resources available in a pervasive computing environment. In the following several chapters we introduce a different aspect of pervasive computing.

One of the envisioned uses of mobile computing, as well as a potential advantage of such a paradigm, is the ability of the device and its user to interact with the surrounding environment. As mobile users travel, their devices should interact in a seamless way with computing devices embedded in the surrounding area. This part of this book discusses the protocols needed to provide a scalable and cost-effective realization of this ...

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