Pervasive Computing

Second International Conference, PERVASIVE 2004, Linz/Vienna, Austria, April 21-23, 2004. Proceedings

  • Alois Ferscha
  • Friedemann Mattern
Conference proceedings Pervasive 2004

DOI: 10.1007/b96922

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3001)

Table of contents (26 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Activity Recognition

    1. Activity Recognition from User-Annotated Acceleration Data
      Ling Bao, Stephen S. Intille
      Pages 1-17
    2. Recognizing Workshop Activity Using Body Worn Microphones and Accelerometers
      Paul Lukowicz, Jamie A Ward, Holger Junker, Mathias Stäger, Gerhard Tröster, Amin Atrash et al.
      Pages 18-32
  3. Context Computing

    1. Context Cube: Flexible and Effective Manipulation of Sensed Context Data
      Lonnie Harvel, Ling Liu, Gregory D. Abowd, Yu-Xi Lim, Chris Scheibe, Chris Chatham
      Pages 51-68
    2. Siren: Context-aware Computing for Firefighting
      Xiaodong Jiang, Nicholas Y. Chen, Jason I. Hong, Kevin Wang, Leila Takayama, James A. Landay
      Pages 87-105
  4. Near Body Interfaces

    1. Spectacle-Based Design of Wearable See-Through Display for Accommodation-Free Viewing
      Marc von Waldkirch, Paul Lukowicz, Gerhard Tröster
      Pages 106-123
    2. A Compact Battery-Less Information Terminal for Real World Interaction
      Takuichi Nishimura, Hideo Itoh, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Hideyuki Nakashima
      Pages 124-139
  5. Software

  6. Sensors

    1. Activity Recognition in the Home Using Simple and Ubiquitous Sensors
      Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Stephen S. Intille, Kent Larson
      Pages 158-175
    2. Automatic Calibration of Body Worn Acceleration Sensors
      Paul Lukowicz, Holger Junker, Gerhard Tröster
      Pages 176-181
    3. Reject-Optional LVQ-Based Two-Level Classifier to Improve Reliability in Footstep Identification
      Jaakko Suutala, Susanna Pirttikangas, Jukka Riekki, Juha Röning
      Pages 182-187
    4. Issues with RFID Usage in Ubiquitous Computing Applications
      Christian Floerkemeier, Matthias Lampe
      Pages 188-193
  7. Security

    1. A Fault-Tolerant Key-Distribution Scheme for Securing Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
      Arno Wacker, Timo Heiber, Holger Cermann, Pedro José Marrón
      Pages 194-212
    2. ProxNet: Secure Dynamic Wireless Connection by Proximity Sensing
      Jun Rekimoto, Takashi Miyaki, Michimune Kohno
      Pages 213-218
  8. Architectures and Systems

    1. Towards Wearable Autonomous Microsystems
      Nagendra B. Bharatula, Stijn Ossevoort, Mathias Stäger, Gerhard Tröster
      Pages 225-237
    2. Ubiquitous Chip: A Rule-Based I/O Control Device for Ubiquitous Computing
      Tsutomu Terada, Masahiko Tsukamoto, Keisuke Hayakawa, Tomoki Yoshihisa, Yasue Kishino, Atsushi Kashitani et al.
      Pages 238-253
    3. eSeal – A System for Enhanced Electronic Assertion of Authenticity and Integrity
      Christian Decker, Michael Beigl, Albert Krohn, Philip Robinson, Uwe Kubach
      Pages 254-268

About these proceedings


nd Welcome to the proceedings of PERVASIVE 2004, the 2 International C- ference on Pervasive Computing and the premier forum for the presentation and appraisal of the most recent and most advanced research results in all - undational and applied areas of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Consi- ring the half-life period of technologies and knowledge this community is facing, PERVASIVE is one of the most vibrant, dynamic, and evolutionary among the computer-science-related symposia and conferences. The research challenges, e?orts, and contributions in pervasive computing have experienced a breathtaking acceleration over the past couple of years, mostly due to technological progress, growth, and a shift of paradigms in c- puter science in general. As for technological advances, a vast manifold of tiny, embedded, and autonomous computing and communication systems have st- ted to create and populate a pervasive and ubiquitous computing landscape, characterized by paradigms like autonomy, context-awareness, spontaneous - teraction, seamless integration, self-organization, ad hoc networking, invisible services, smart artifacts, and everywhere interfaces. The maturing of wireless networking, miniaturized information-processing possibilities induced by novel microprocessor technologies, low-power storage systems, smart materials, and technologies for motors, controllers, sensors, and actuators envision a future computing scenario in which almost every object in our everyday environment will be equipped with embedded processors, wireless communication facilities, and embedded software to perceive, perform, and control a multitude of tasks and functions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alois Ferscha
    • 1
  • Friedemann Mattern
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Pervasive ComputingJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Inst. for Pervasive ComputingETH ZürichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21835-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24646-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349