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Spring 2006-2007
COS 479 / ELE 479 (STX)   No Pass/D/Fail

Pervasive Information Systems

Perry R. Cook
Wayne H. Wolf

The course covers devices and systems that provide information anywhere and any time. The underlying goals of pervasive information systems will be explored: business, entertainment, government, etc. Students will become familiar with all components of pervasive information systems such as lowpower electronics, audio/video, networking, and will consider human/computer interaction and geographically distributed systems.

Sample reading list:
Baecker et al., eds., Readings in Human/Computer Interaction
Bergman, Information Appliances and Beyond

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading includes research papers. Students will present a summary of research papers on a chosen topic. Students will complete homework and lab exercises.

Requirements/Grading:
Design Project - 40%
Lab Reports - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 436, ELE 464, or equivalent..

Other information:
Students work as part of a team to build and/or evaluate a pervasive information system.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40945 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Computer Science Building   301   Enrolled:4 Limit:35