School of Computing and Intelligent Systems COM844: Mobile and Pervasive Computing Coursework: 2013 The coursework for the module comprises two elements: These are:

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School of Computing and Intelligent Systems


COM844:

Mobile

and Pervasive

Computing


Coursework: 2013



The coursewor
k for the module comprises two

elements: These are:


Coursework 1
:

Individual Pervasive Applications Development:


(6
0% of the total marks
for the module)


Coursework 3
: Preparation and delivery of
a conference paper submission
on an
agreed topic
:

(4
0% of the total marks for the module)










Further detail on each of the requirements is given in this document:
-



You should also arrange t
o meet with the lecturer to discuss and agree your
selections.




























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Coursework 1
:

(
60% of the final module grade)


I
ndividual Pervasive Application

Development:



You are required to identify, design, build, test and implement a pervas
ive software
application:

This can take one of several forms: The traditional approach for those
with some software development experience is to Evaluate the current state of
development support for Pervasive Applications Development. You may do this by
bu
ilding an application targeted at a Smartphone. The recommended environment
is
the Microsoft Windows Phone 8

support environment. However, if you already have
some experience in Software Development for Mobile platforms you may wish to
develop using the An
droid platform.

Alternatively, if you have
strong
software creation experience you may wish to
consider
cross=platform development using
HTML5.


There
is flexibility in
possible approaches t
o this
depending on your background,
experience and interests:

Yo
u must agree your selection with me
.


The generic specification
for a pervasive application is
:
-


Evaluate

the Windows Phone

8

Development

support for Pervasive
Applications Development. You should attempt to d
esign and build a
‘Killer Application’ for the

Mobile and Pervasive arena: The choice of
application is left to you: However, current thinking is that the most likely
approach to finding that most elusive application is to leverage the
capabilities of typical
smart devices: These include such characte
ristics as:



Location awareness and GPS systems



Accelerometers



SMS messaging



Sensor detection capability



Cameras



Media Players



Touch screens



Mapping Technology



Mobile Web Services



…What is emerging?






Your application should be targeted towards the concept

of Pervasiveness, but should
not dismiss or forget about the key characteristics of a quality software
/hardware

application against which the application will be measured: These include:


Friendly user interface (Good HCI practice)

Intuitive design

Effici
ent Deployment

Ease of Installation

Innovation and Originality

User Guide





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Coursework 2


Prepare a
conference paper submission
on one of the following

topics
:




Next
Generation Mobile Phones and Sensor Technology:




Building the Pervasive Environment
: Realising Weiser’s Dream?
:



The Mobile Internet:
What next?



System Support for Pervasive Applications



HCI in Mobile and Pervasive Development Applications:



The paradox of Information and Pervasiveness


You may suggest a topic for approval by the lecturer:

Please email if you wish to
discuss this.


Note
s
:


1.

You will be required to present the report at a Module M
ini
-
conference in
week 12 or 13

of the semester.

The presentation time will be
approximately 20 minutes.

2.

You should discuss your choice with the lec
turer and further specific
guidance will be given tailored to this choice.

3.

The Conference paper will be the outcome of your research into the chosen
Pervasive topic. The work will reflect your summary of the current state of
the area of study, and your pro
posals and predictions for current and
future developments.

4.

The work must be presented to an
accepted
standard and meet specific
guidelines for content, style,
and presentation. The IEEE guidelines are
receommended:

Further information on this may be fou
nd here:

5.


http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html


See also:


http://owll.massey.ac.nz/postgraduate
-
study/producing
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an
-
article
-
or
-
conference
-
paper.php


The Conference Paper is worth 4
0% of the final module grade






Lecturer: Derek Woods:

email DN.Woods@ulster.ac.uk