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Leveraging the Grid to Provide a Global Platform for Ubiquitous Computing Research

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Publication date05/2003
Place of PublicationOnline
PublisherLancaster University
Number of pages13
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The requirement for distributed systems support for Ubicomp has led to the development of numerous platforms, each addressing a subset of the overall requirements of ubiquitous systems. In contrast, many other scientific disciplines have embraced the vision of a global distributed computing platform, i.e. the Grid. We believe that the Grid has the potential to evolve into an ideal platform for building ubiquitous computing applications. In this paper we explore in detail the areas of synergy between Grid computing and ubiquitous computing and highlight a series of research challenges in this space.