Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended)

Module Title - Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing (Extended)
Number of credits – 20

Module description 

This module is concerned with the issues surrounding mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. It examines the particular issues that arise in these systems both from a technical perspective and in terms of usability and interaction. The underlying theoretical and technological frameworks are discussed.

You are introduced to development tools and techniques for building mobile systems and their understanding is reinforced through practical work. The present and potential future applications are reviewed.

The aims of this module are to:

  • Provide you with an understanding of the technology used in mobile systems and the constraints that these impose on designers
  • Demonstrate the use of mobile technologies to provide novel services
  • Give you practical and theoretical knowledge and skill in the development of mobile systems

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the technologies used in mobile and ubiquitous systems and the constraints that they impose.
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the range of novel applications based upon mobile systems as well as their particular requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the models and technologies for developing mobile applications including future technologies.
  • Demonstrate practical skills in developing mobile applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of recent research issues in the field of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.

Teaching and assessment:

Sessional: 2 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%)
Supplementary (where allowed): Examination (80%) with the continuous assessment mark carried forward (20%)
Semester 1
Contact hours - 30