The role of Ubiquitous Computing in Shaping Digital Future.

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Fahim's introduction to ubiquitous computing

Abstract for talk

Ubiquitous Computing has emerged as one of the principal instrument to embrace the future of people centric digital technology. It encompasses the research efforts towards the realization of distributed services that place human beings at the centre of future developments of the knowledge-based society, while technology recedes in the background of everyday activities. In ten years, seven trillion wireless devices and sensors will surround seven billion people and such forthcoming world will be largely defined by the ubiquitous computing systems. These systems will be synthesized, composed or orchestrated from the available services and adapted so as to support and enhance, pro-actively or reactively, different human activities. In this lecture, we will introduce Ubiquitous Computing, will look at his history, will discuss some of the seminal works around the world including our own at Lancaster University, and put for forth the future directions of this distributive technology paradigm.

Fahim's Bio

Fahim Kawsar is a PostDoc researcher at the school of computing and communication system of Lancaster University, His research revolves around ubiquitous computing with a specific focus on smart-object systems, human-centric system infrastructures, and novel user interfaces. Kawsar has a PhD in computer science from Waseda University, Japan. He has published in the areas of smart objects, distributed middleware, personalization, and physical interfaces. He’s a former Microsoft Research Fellow and a member of the IEEE and the ACM. Contact him at fahim.kawsar@gmail.com; www.fahim-kawsar.net.

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