Μ104. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems

1. Course Identity

Course title: Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Semester: 1st
Hours per week: 3
ECTS Units: 6

2. Learning goals

The goal of the course is the detailed study of issues and techniques utilized to address recent challenges in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems. The course covers in detail designing and performance issues of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems and gives emphasis in Quality of Service, power saving and mobility issues of wireless mobile networks and sensor networks. In addition the course addresses recent technological developments and financial issues of Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems.

3. Content

The subjects covered are:

  • Introduction in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Architectures and design issues of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Protocols, architectures and applications of wireless mobile networks and sensor networks
  • Quality of Service, power saving and mobility issues
  • Designing applications for Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Financial issues of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems

4. Teaching

The course material will be covered by weekly lectures of 4 hours/week and projects, such that the covered material will be applied in practice.

5. Student evaluation

Student evaluation will be based on the grades of the homeworks and the grade of the final examination.

6. Software-hardware requirements

Hardware and software required are already available by the Department of Information and Electronic engineering.

7. Bibliography

  • Frank Adelstein, Sandeep KS Gupta, Golden Richard and Loren Schwiebert, “Fundamentals of Mobile and Pervasive Computing”, McGraw-Hill.
  • Adam Greenfield, “Everywhere – the dawning age of ubiquitous computing”, New Riders Publishing.
  • Agrawal & Zeng, “Wireless and Mobile Systems”, Thomson Books.
  • Stefano Basagni, Marco Conti, Silvia Giordano and Ivan Stojmenovic, “Mobile Ad Hoc Networking”, Wiley Intersience.
  • Andrea Goldsmith, “Wireless Communications”, Cambridge University Press.
  • Harald Gruber, “The Economics of Mobile Telecommunications”, Cambridge University Press.