Intelligent Spaces

The Application of Pervasive ICT

  • Alan Steventon
  • Steve Wright

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. M H Lyons, R Ellis, J M M Potter, D A M Holm, R Venousiou
    Pages 19-35
  3. S G Thompson, B Azvine
    Pages 37-54
  4. D Luckett
    Pages 55-63
  5. S Brown, N Hine, A Sixsmith, P Garner
    Pages 65-80
  6. P Bull, R Limb, R Payne
    Pages 81-91
  7. G Bilchev, D Marston, N Hristov, E Peytchev, N Wall
    Pages 93-108
  8. J Bulman, B Crabtree, A Gower, A Oldroyd, J Sutton
    Pages 109-124
  9. K Martinez, A Riddoch, J Hart, R Ong
    Pages 125-139
  10. A Soppera, T Burbridge, D Molnar
    Pages 179-198
  11. R Payne, B MacDonald
    Pages 199-217
  12. D J T Heatley, R S Kalawsky, I Neild, P A Bowman
    Pages 219-237
  13. A Bamidele, F W M Stentiford, J Morphett
    Pages 257-272
  14. O K Oyekoya, F W M Stentiford
    Pages 273-286
  15. M Shackleton, F Saffre, R Tateson, E Bonsma, C Roadknight
    Pages 323-335
  16. F Saffre, H Jovanovic, C Hoile, S Nicolas
    Pages 337-349
  17. N Kaveh, R Ghanea Hercock
    Pages 351-360
  18. J Allen, S Appleby, G Churcher
    Pages 377-388
  19. V Callaghan, M Colley, H Hagras, J Chin, F Doctor, G Clarke
    Pages 389-421
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 423-432

About this book


Intelligent Spaces: The Application of Pervasive ICT sets out a vision where Information & Communication Technology (ICT) moves from the PC on the desktop out into the physical world, and becomes pervasive. The world about us will appear to have real intelligence embedded in it, creating what we term "Intelligent Spaces" or "iSpaces", which will augment and support virtually every human activity.

An iSpace consists of

• The physical world in which the user exists, in his/her relevant context.

• The interface between the digital world and the physical world. This contains embedded sensors to gather data, labels to identify objects, actuators to control things/appliances in the physical world, together with support software to facilitate non-intrusive two-way communication across the interface,

• The digital world in which digital knowledge and intelligent systems are available to intelligently analyse data gathered from the physical world, and to influence and support our actions in that physical world.

Intelligent Spaces: The Application of Pervasive ICT describes the vision and how it has already been demonstrated in a number of applications ranging from the home, healthcare and traffic systems to monitoring glaciers. It identifies many of the technical, human and business issues which need to be researched before the benefits can become widespread, and describes possible solutions to them. Academic & industrial researchers in Computer Science, IT & Communications, as well as practitioners will find this key reading as it delivers practical & implementable current research.


Ambient Intelligence Collaborative Systems Information Technology (IT) Intelligent Spaces Segment Standards Ubiquitous Computing computer science data analysis integrated circuit intelligent systems monitor privacy security trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Steventon
    • 1
  • Steve Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Judal Associates LtdUK
  2. 2.BT GroupIpswichUK

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