Ad-hoc and sensor networks have gained a lot of attention lately. Due to technological advances, building small-sized, energy-efficient reliable devices, capable of communicating with each other and organizing themselves in ad-hoc networks has become possible. These devices have brought a new perspective to the world of computers as we know it, pushing us into what can be called the third era of computing: intelligent devices can be embedded into the environment, assisting the user in performing various tasks while being invisible to him. The need for reconfiguration and maintenance disappears as the networks organize themselves to adapt to the continuously changing environment and requirements.
|Award date||1 Oct 2005|
|Place of Publication||Enschede, The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2005|
- CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems