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 1990s and ubiquitous computing nowadays. Information is expected to be available everywhere and at all times. The course will be organized alongside different subject matters.
Networks and mobile communication are key enablers of modern E-Business and ubiquitous computing. Ubiquitous computing merges virtual and physical environments. In the physical environment, objects are identified, the environment is sensed and interaction between computers and humans is pushed to the invisible. In the virtual environment, behavioral data is collected. Business intelligence applications help to combine both information sources to gain new insights. But the ubiquitous availability of information and services imposes risks which need to be minimized to protect humans and businesses.
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