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Title: A content centric computing platform for the home
Author: Gauba, Ravi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 7313
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2007
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Today's home is being transformed by a new generation of connected digital devices with a range of capabilities and computing power. These connected devices enable services and applications to enhance the quality of life within the home by providing support for home automation, entertainment and communication. In order to effectively build applications that take advantage of these connected devices requires not only interoperability and integration between the networked digital devices but also support for the applications. Traditionally the consumer electronics and home automation industry have developed and deployed numerous technologies to enable communication and control of networked devices. These home networking technologies are no longer sufficient to support the capabilities and functionality envisioned by the applications for the new generation of digital devices. Further, considering the advancements and the future direction of applications being proposed by the research community to enable ubiquitous computing applications within the home there is a growing gap between the support required by these applications and the support enabled by the underlying home networking technologies. The existing home networking platforms provide a poor foundation to build smart, user aware, content centric applications that can take advantage of context information to minimize user interaction and enable seamless interoperability as envisioned by ubiquitous computing applications.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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