Autonomous Decentralized Control in Ubiquitous Computing

Akira YAMAGUCHI  Masayoshi OHASHI  Hitomi MURAKAMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.12    pp.4421-4426
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.12.4421
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Section on Autonomous Decentralized Systems)
ubiquitous computing,  autonomous,  decentralized,  smart environment,  context-aware,  

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Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) is a computing para-digm which utilizes human-centric systems and applications. With the widespread use of information appliances, robots and sensors, the ubicomp paradigm is expected to become a reality in the near future. Because close interaction between a person and the computing environment is required for ubicomp, autonomous decentralized control will play an important role. In this paper, we discuss autonomous decentralized control in ubicomp from the viewpoint of typical ubicomp applications, smart environments and context-awareness.