CS 6910: Pervasive Computing—Spring 2007
Slides and Announcements
Prof. Leszek Lilien
Department of Computer Science
Western Michigan University
Class Web Pages:
Syllabus - main page: index.htm
Detailed course outline: outline.htm
Class slides and announcements (this
Slides and Announcements
Section 0.A --
Introduction to Pervasive Computing
Required reading (paper used for slides):
M. Satyanarayanan, “Pervasive Computing: Vision and
Challenges,” IEEE Personal Communications, 2001
Available at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aura/docdir/pcs01.pdf
-- Opportunistic Networks: Specialized Ad Hoc Networks for Emergency Response
-- Opportunistic Networks: Animation for
Section 4 of the
paper: L. Lilien, Z. H. Kamal and A. Gupta, "Opportunistic
Networks: Research Challenges in Specializing the P2P Paradigm," Proc.
3rd International Workshop on P2P Data Management, Security and Trust (PDMST'06),
September 4-8, 2006, pp. 722-726.
Optional reading –
esp. for students interested in a project on privacy and security in pervasive
L. Lilien, Z. H.
Kamal, V. Bhuse, and A. Gupta, "Opportunistic Networks: The Concept and Research
Challenges in Privacy and Security," book chapter in: Mobile and
Wireless Network Security and Privacy, ed. by K. Makki et al.,
Springer Science+Business Media, Norwell, Massachusetts, 2007 (to appear)
[Pre-publication copy available
from me upon request]
Up to 5% of extra course credit
for innovative pervasive computing scenarios (announced in class on 1/25).
Up to 7% of extra course credit
for innovative pervasive computing scenarios using oppnets (added on
Note: The corresponding sections of the textbook are
the required reading for all lectures based on textbook (starting with Section
Section 1 (Ch. 1)
-- Introduction to Wireless and Mobile Systems
2 (Ch. 2) -- Probability, Statistics, and Traffic Theories (just a few
3 (Ch. 3) -- Mobile Radio Propagation (some details skipped)
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format must be attached as well, just in case). This information on free
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(Ch.4) -- Channel Coding and Error Control (some details skipped)
5 (Ch.5) -- The Cellular Concept
6 (Ch.6) -- Multiple Radio Access
Section 7 (Ch.7) --
Multiple Access Techniques (some details skipped)
Section 8 (Ch.8) –
Traffic Channel Allocation
9 (Ch.9) – Mobile Communication Systems
Chapters 10 – 12 have been omitted.
Section 10 (Ch.13)
– Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
Note: Since the final exam is just a few days after the
last lecture, the material required for the final exam ends on (and includes)
Slide 58 of Section 10.
© 2007 by Leszek T.
Last updated on 4/22/07, 2:54 am