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Pervasive Computing by Yao Shen, Feilong Tang, Jingyu Zhou, Minyi Guo

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Chapter 1

Pervasive Computing Concepts

Since Mark Weiser first coined the phrase ubiquitous computing in 1988, when he was the chief technology officer at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), the development of pervasive/ubiquitous computing has continued for more than quarter century. During this period, the popularization of mobile Internet devices such as smartphones and smart pads has led to the core perspective of pervasive computing (that of computing devices being available everywhere at any time) becoming the main trend in computing and information technology. As part of our daily lives, these devices help us connect to worldwide networks without boundaries and provide us with quick and secure access to a wealth of information and ...

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