The tremendous technological advances in information and communication technologies especially in wireless communication and portable devices have enabled the development of the era of mobile computing in the 1990’s and ubiquitous computing nowadays. Information is expected to be available everywhere and at all times.
After attending this course, students will be able to understand, describe and judge key information and communication technologies that support electronic business transactions and smart commerce environments.
• Know what technologies are there (fixed/mobile systems, embedded systems (i.e. RFID, NFC), networks, localization technologies) and what the fundamental challenges in the emerging area of mobile and ubiquitous computing are.
• Understand interface evolution (from direct manipulation to implicit interaction) and the role of wireless communication.
• Judge on the impact ambient technologies will have and how their technical traits and capabilities foster and limit their business use and deployment potential.
• Ability to discuss, analyze and judge upon technical products and services.