This course introduces the latest technologies of smart phones and devices. How these are used and impacting at work, education, entertainment, leisure, etc. will be investigated and discussed. We will discuss what roles these devices can play in convergence engineering. The latest as well as the future convergence applications and services using smart phones and devices will be examined. Various research topics using smart phones and devices will be investigated. Students will also experience a term project on convergence and software application development using smart phones and devices.
Prerequisite and Compulsory
There are no prerequisites for this course.
- Assignments: 30%
- Projects: 60%
- Class Participation: 10%
Note: the above evaluation scheme may change slightly during the course.
There will be no textbook for this course. Lecture materials in Power point and research papers will be provided during the course.
- Google, Google TV, http://www.google.com/tv/.
- Rory Lewis, iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners, 1st edition, Apress, Berkely, CA, USA, ISBN 1430227001, 2010.
- Robert Hawkins, “Ten Global Trends in ICT and Education,” MIT Learning International Networks Consortium, May 2010, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, http://eprints.knust.edu.gh/332/1/hawkins.pdf.
- Hossein Falaki, Ratul Mahajan, Srikanth Kandula, Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Ramesh Govindan, and Deborah Estrin, “Diversity in Smartphone Usage,” Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys'10), San Francisco, USA, June 2010, pp. 179-194.
- Moo-Ryong Ra, et. al., “Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in Smartphone Applications,” Proc. of the 8th international conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (Mobisys’10), San Francisco, USA, June 2010, pp. 255-270.
- Ching-Su Chang, et. al., “Development of a Ubiquitous Emergency Medical Service System Based on Zigbee and 3.5G Wireless Communication Technologies,” D. Zhang and M. Sonka (Eds.): ICMB 2010, LNCS 6165, pp. 201–208, 2010.
- Mohammad Iftekhar Husain and Ramalingam Sridhar, “iForensics: Forensic Analysis of Instant Messaging on Smart Phones,” S. Goel (Ed.): ICDF2C 2009, LNICST 31, pp. 9–18, 2010.
- Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar, George M. Giaglis, Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions, IGI Publishing; ISBN-10: 159904840X, 2008.
- Mokhtari Mounir, Ismail Khalil, Jérémy Bauchet, Daqing Zhan, Chris D. Nugent, Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City, The 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2009), Springer, ISBN-10: 3642028675, 2009.