M104. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems

1. Course Identity:

Course Title: Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems

Semester: 1st

Weekly Hours: 3

ECTS Credits: 6

2. Learning Objectives

The course aims to extensively study the concepts and techniques involved in modern challenges related to mobile and pervasive computing systems. It covers a wide range of knowledge in the design and performance of mobile and pervasive computing systems, with a focus on quality of service, energy efficiency, and mobility, especially in wireless mobile networks and sensor networks. Additionally, the course introduces students to recent technological advancements and developments, presenting economic issues and case studies related to mobile and pervasive computing systems.

3. Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems
  • Architectures and Design Issues in Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems
  • Protocols, Architectures, and Services in Wireless Mobile Networks and Sensor Networks
  • Study of Quality of Service, Energy Efficiency, and Mobility Issues
  • Designing Applications for Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems
  • Economic Issues of Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems and Case Studies

4. Teaching Method

The course is taught through theory lectures (4 hours per week) and practical assignments to apply the discussed concepts and techniques.

5. Student Assessment Method

Student assessment is based on the final written examination and assignments delivered during the semester.

6. Equipment and Software Requirements

The equipment and software required for student education are already provided by the Department of Computer Science.

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 Interscience.
  • Andrea Goldsmith, “Wireless Communications”, Cambridge University Press.
  • Harald Gruber, “The Economics of Mobile Telecommunications”, Cambridge University Press.
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