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Creating new business opportunities through ubiquitous computing

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We have been liberated from the desktop. As mobile and embedded computing systems increasingly pervade environments, more and more information and content is available throughout our daily surroundings. Sometimes we proactively seek that information – via our laptops or MP3 players or smart phones. Other times, the information is offered automatically, through GPS systems, for example, or sensor-triggered signage.

These pervasive appliances and applications offer new sets of technical and business challenges – along with ubiquitous and fascinating opportunities for innovation, especially in the areas of managing information overload, making computing environments transparent to users, and enabling mobile and ambient devices to serve as intelligent interfaces to our physical surroundings.