System Support for Pervasive Applications

  • Robert Grimm
  • Brian Bershad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2584)


Pervasive, or ubiquitous, computing [38.4] has the potential to radically transform the way people interact with computers. The key idea behind pervasive computing is to deploy a wide variety of computing devices throughout our living and working spaces. These devices coordinate with each other and network services, with the goal of seamlessly assisting people in completing their tasks. Pervasive computing thus marks a major shift in focus, away from the actual computing technology and towards people and their needs.


Virtual Machine System Service Pervasive Computing Common Data Model Pervasive Computing Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Grimm
    • 1
  • Brian Bershad
    • 2
  1. 1.New York UniversityNew York
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattle

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