The Landscape of Pervasive Computing Standards

Book description


This lecture presents a first compendium of established and emerging standards in pervasive computing systems. The lecture explains the role of each of the covered standards and explains the relationship and interplay among them. Hopefully, the lecture will help piece together the various standards into a sensible and clear landscape. The lecture is a digest, reorganization, and a compilation of several short articles that have been published in the “Standards and Emerging Technologies” department of the IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine. The articles have been edited and shortened or expanded to provide the necessary focus and uniform coverage depth.

There are more standards and common practices in pervasive systems than the lecture could cover. However, systems perspective and programmability of pervasive spaces, which are the main foci of the lecture, set the scope and determined which standards should be included. The lecture explains what it means to program a pervasive space and introduces the new requirements brought about by pervasive computing. Among the standards the lecture covers are sensors and device standards, service-oriented device standards, service discovery and delivery standards, service gateway standards, and standards for universal interactions with pervasive spaces. In addition, the emerging sensor platform and domestic robots technologies are covered and their essential new roles explained. The lecture also briefly covers a set of standards that represents an ecosystem for the emerging pervasive healthcare industry.

Audiences who may benefit from this lecture include (1) academic and industrial researchers working on sensor-based, pervasive, or ubiquitous computing R&D; (2) system integrator consultants and firms, especially those concerned with integrating sensors, actuators, and devices to their enterprise and business systems; (3) device, smart chips, and sensor manufacturers; (4) government agencies; (5) the healthcare IT and pervasive health industries; and (6) other industries such as logistics, manufacturing, and the emerging smart grid and environment sustainability industries.

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Sensor and Device Standards / Service-Oriented Device Architecture (SODA) / Sensor Platforms / Service Discovery and Delivery Standards / The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi ) / Universal Interactions / Domestic Robots for Smart Space Interactions / Continua: An Interoperable Personal Health Echosystem / References / Author Biography

Table of contents

  1. The Landscape of Pervasive Computing Standards
    1. Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing
    2. ABSTRACT
    3. Keywords
    4. Contents
    5. Preface
    6. Acknowledgments
  2. Chapter 1 - Introduction
    1. 1.1 LIMITATIONS OF INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTS
      1. 1.1.1 Nonscalable Integration
      2. 1.1.2 Closed-World Assumptions
      3. 1.1.3 Fixed-Point Concepts
      4. 1.1.4 Lack of Programmability
    2. 1.2 THE NEED FOR MIDDLEWARE AND STANDARDS
      1. 1.2.1 Self-Integration
      2. 1.2.2 Semantic Exploitation
    3. 1.3 PROGRAMMABILITY
      1. 1.3.1 Service Orientation
      2. 1.3.2 Who Should Program a Pervasive Space?
      3. 1.3.3 Programming Models
      4. 1.3.4 Integrated Development Environments
  3. Chapter 2 - Sensor and Device Standards
    1. 2.1 DIFFERENT STANDARDS
      1. 2.1.1 ECHONET
      2. 2.1.2 IEEE 1451
      3. 2.1.3 SensorML
      4. 2.1.4 DeviceKit
      5. 2.1.5 DDL
    2. 2.2 FROM PLAINTEXT TO MARKUP LANGUAGES
    3. 2.3 BRIDGING THE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL WORLD
    4. 2.4 DIFFERENT SCOPES FOR DIFFERENT STANDARDS
    5. 2.5 DISSECTING DEVICES
      1. 2.5.1 Object-Oriented Perspective
      2. 2.5.2 Data-Oriented Perspective
      3. 2.5.3 Modular Perspective
  4. Chapter 3 - Service-Oriented Device Architecture
    1. 3.1 MODELING DEVICES AND SERVICES
    2. 3.2 HOW A SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE CAN HELP
    3. 3.3 THE SODA ARCHITECTURE
  5. Chapter 4 - Sensor Platforms
    1. 4.1 THE BIRTH OF THE SENSOR PLATFORM
      1. 4.1.1 Early Requirements of Sensor Platforms
      2. 4.1.2 Berkeley Motes
    2. 4.2 SENSOR PLATFORMS FOR SMART SPACES
      1. 4.2.1 Phidgets: Physical Widgets
      2. 4.2.2 The Atlas Sensor Platform
      3. 4.2.3 Sun SPOT
      4. 4.2.4 Smart-Its
  6. Chapter 5 - Service Discovery and Delivery Standards
    1. 5.1 SERVICE DISCOVERY PROTOCOLS
    2. 5.2 JINI
      1. 5.2.1 Leasing in Jini
      2. 5.2.2 Distributed Programming in Jini
    3. 5.3 UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY
      1. 5.3.1 Joining and Discovery in UPnP
      2. 5.3.2 UPnP Service Description
      3. 5.3.3 Automatic Configuration of IP
    4. 5.4 SERVICE LOCATION PROTOCOL
    5. 5.5 BLUETOOTH SDP
    6. 5.6 SUCCESSES and FAILURES (2000-2010)
  7. Chapter 6 - The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi)
    1. 6.1 THE FRAMEWORK
    2. 6.2 SPECIFICATIONS
    3. 6.3 DEVELOPMENT TOOLKITS
      1. 6.3.1 ProSyst mBedded Builder
      2. 6.3.2 Java Embedded Server
      3. 6.3.3 IBM SMF Bundle Developer
    4. 6.4 ADOPTION AND PRODUCTS
  8. Chapter 7 - Universal Interactions
    1. 7.1 LANDSCAPE OF UNIVERSAL INTERACTION STANDARDS
    2. 7.2 UNIVERSAL UI LANGUAGES
      1. 7.2.1 W3C XForms
      2. 7.2.2 INCITS/ V2 Universal Remote Console (URC) Standards
      3. 7.2.3 UIML, XIML, and PUC
    3. 7.3 UI REMOTING
      1. 7.3.1 UPnP Remote User Interface
      2. 7.3.2 The µ Jini Proxy Architecture
  9. Chapter 8 - Domestic Robots for Smart Space Interaction
    1. 8.1 EXISTING USER INTERFACES IN SMART SPACES
    2. 8.2 ROBOTS AS SMART SPACE BUTLERS
      1. 8.2.1 Phyno
      2. 8.2.2 ApriAlpha
      3. 8.2.3 PaPeRo
      4. 8.2.4 Nuvo
      5. 8.2.5 Cubo, Netoy, and Porongbot
      6. 8.2.6 iRobiQ
      7. 8.2.7 Nao
    3. 8.3 COMPARING DOMESTIC ROBOTS
    4. 8.4 THE CASE FOR DOMESTIC ROBOTS
  10. Chapter 9 - Continua: An Interoperable Personal Health Echosystem
    1. 9.1 INTEROPERABILITY THROUGH INDUSTRY STANDARDS
    2. 9.2 REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE
    3. 9.3 STATUS
  11. References
  12. Author Biography

Product information

  • Title: The Landscape of Pervasive Computing Standards
  • Author(s): Sumi Helal
  • Release date: January 2010
  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781598299274