Mobile and Pervasive Computing for Urban Development

  • Anandakumar Haldorai
  • Arulmurugan Ramu
  • Suriya Murugan
Part of the Urban Computing book series (UC)


Mobile and pervasive computing was introduced through the technological vision by Mark Weiser. With the ideology of urban development, the researcher considered the world to be composed of interconnected devices and system models of networks that allow the accessibility of information around the world. A U-city characterized by the information and computing technologies is gradually becoming indistinguishable and inviable from daily life. In that regard, this article provides an in-depth evaluation of mobile and pervasive computing considered as an evolutionary framework applicable in electric motors, which are invisible hence forming a pervasive environment. The need for mobile technology is apt for urban development, which signifies that mobility initiatives are applicable in many telecommunication aspects used in our daily lives. The article starts by illustrating the significant of mobile technology in urban areas, thereby elaborating on the planning format of pervasive computing meant for urban development. To effective plan for the establishment or expansion of urban centers, the article calls for planners to concentrate on the formation of pervasive computing areas that define the correlations between people, places, objects, buildings, and infrastructure. Mobile crowdsourcing technologies for smart environments call for planners to concentrate on revolutionizing the worlds hence aligning technological functions and enhance the integration and coordination of various services of technological intelligence.


Mobile computing Pervasive computing Urban development Virtual reality Mobile crowdsourcing technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSri Eshwar College of EngineeringCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPresidency UniversityYelahanka, BengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringKPR Institute of Engineering and TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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