Today's ubiquitous computing technology is imbedded in everyday objects from cars to clothes to shipping containers, whose location, context, and state can be monitored, instantly processed, and acted upon. This new volume in the "Advances in Management Information Systems" series provides an in-depth review of the state-of-the-art practices and research opportunities in a new era where information technology resides in physical space. Written for both scholars and practitioners, "Pervasive Information Systems" is organized into three sections, each investigating a distinct part of the subject. Part I focuses on the design challenges of Pervasive Information Systems (PS), and discusses issues relating to the coordination of PS through middleware structures as well as issues related to the efficient deployment of PS. Part II discusses the challenges and limitations of deploying pervasive technologies to support domestic, corporate, and public systems. Part III presents two emerging research fields of PS - design for aesthetics and PS evaluation.
Series Editor's Introduction; Preface; 1. Toward Pervasiveness: Four Eras of Information Systems Development, Panos E. Kourouthanassis and George M. Giaglis; Part I. Features and Design of Pervasive Information Systems; 2. The Design Challenge of Pervasive Information Systems, Panos E. Kourouthanassis and George M. Giaglis; 3. Requirements for Middleware for Pervasive Information Systems, Gregory Biegel and Vinny Cahill; 4. A Software Factory for Pervasive Systems Development, Javier Munoz and Vicente Pelechano; Part II. Applications of Pervasive Information Systems; 5. Domestic Pervasive Information Systems: End-user Programming of Digital Homes, Vic Callaghan, Jeannetie Chin, Victor Zamudio, Graham Clarke, Anuroop Shahi, and Michael Gardner; 6. Corporate Pervasive Information Systems, Anatole Gershman and Andrew Fano; 7. Wearable Computing Applications and Challenges, Cliff Randell; 8. Pervasive Electronic Services in Healthcare, Ilias Maglogiannis and Stathes Hadjiefthymiades; Part III. Properties of Pervasive Information Systems and Their Evaluation; 9. Aesthetic Concerns in Pervasive Information Systems, Johan Redstrom; 10 A Framework for the Evaluation of Pervasive Information Systems, Jean Scholtz, Mary Theofanos, and Sunny Consolvo; Editors and Contributors; Series Editor; * Index.