Intensive Graduate Course "Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia"

Organized in conjunction with the MUM 2002 - 1st International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia

Time:11-13 December 2002

Location: University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, Saalasti hall, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90014 University of Oulu

Contact: Dr. Timo Ojala, University of Oulu, Information Processing Laboratory

Registration to the course: By 5 December via email to Timo Ojala; please provide your name, contact information and your supervisor's name and contact information. NOTE!! You have to register for the MUM 2002 conference separately at the conference web site.

Course fee: Free to students who have registered for the MUM 2002 conference (registration is mandatory).

Course prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mobile computing, computer graphics and multimedia.

Course benefits: Comprehensive overview of recent advances and trends in mobile and ubiquitous multimedia.

Course syllabus:
  • Mandatory participation in the conference (tutorials and both conference days)
  • Review of two papers submitted to the conference (peer review practice)
  • Closed-book exam in 31.1.2003 (you do NOT have to register for the exam)


  • Credits: 4.0 cu

    Exam material:
  • conference proceedings
  • tutorial slides
  • selected papers (zip file containing all papers):
  • Adaptation and mobility in wireless information systems.Katz RH, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):102-114, 2002.
  • Beyond prototypes: challenges in deploying ubiquitous systems. Davies N & Gellersen H-W, Pervasive Computing 1(1):26-35, 2002.
  • Charting past, present, and future research in ubiquitous computing. Abowd GD & Mynatt ED, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 7(1):29-58, 2000.
  • Connecting the physical world with pervasive networks. Estrin D, Culler D, Pister K & Sukhatme G, Pervasive Computing 1(1):59-70, 2002.
  • From informing to remembering: ubiquitous systems in interactive museums. Fleck M, Frid M, Kindberg T, O'Brien-Strain, Rajani R & Spasojevic M, Pervasive Computing 1(2):13-21, 2002.
  • Fundamental challenges in mobile computing.Satyanarayanan M, Proc. 15th ACM Symposium on principles of distributed computing:1-7, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
  • Jini home networking: a step towards pervasive computing. Varshney U & Jain R, IEEE Computer 35(8):94-96, 2002.
  • Key challenges in communication for ubiquitous computing.Borriello G, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):16-18, 2002.
  • Mobile multimedia - challenges and opportunities. Hartwig S, Luck M, Aaltonen J, Serafat R & Theimer W, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 46(4):1167-1178, 2000.
  • Multi-sensor context-awareness in mobile devices and smart artifacts. Gellersen HW, Schmidt A & Beigl M, Mobile Networks and Applications 7(5):341-351, 2002.
  • Pervasive computing: vision and challenges. Satyanarayanan M, IEEE Personal Communications 8(4):10-17, 2001.
  • Project Aura: toward distraction-free pervasive computing. Garlan D, Siewioek DP, Smailagic A & Steenkiste P, Pervasive Computing 1(2):22-31, 2002.
  • Software intrastructure and design challenges for ubiquitous computing applications. Banavar G & Bernstein A, Communications of the ACM 45(12):92-96, 2002.
  • Some computer science issues in ubiquitous computing. Weiser M, Communications of the ACM 36(7):75-84, 1993.
  • Standards for service discovery and delivery. Helal S, Pervasive Computing 1(3):95-100, 2002.
  • The coming age of calm technology. Weiser M & Brown JS, 1996.
  • The computer for the 21st century. Weiser M, 1991.
  • The human experience. Abowd GD, Mynatt ED & Rodden T, Pervasive Computing 1(1):48-57, 2002.
  • The interactive workspaces project: experiences with ubiquitous computing rooms. Johanson B, Fox A & Winograd T, Pervasive Computing 1(2):67-74, 2002.
  • The relevance of social issues in ubiquitous computing. Jessup LM & Robey D, Communications of the ACM 45(12):88-91, 2002.
  • Ubiquitous multimedia: bridging the digital divide. Panchanathan S, IEEE Multimedia 9(1):12-15, 2002.
  • User testing a hypermedia tour guide. Bellotti F, Berta C, de Gloria A & Margarone M, Pervasive Computing 1(2):33-41, 2002.
  • Using and determining location in a context-sensitive tour guide. Davies N, Cheverst K, Mitchell K & Efrat A, IEEE Computer 34(8):35-41, 2001.
  • Supplementary material:

  • A brief overview of ad hoc networks: challenges and directions. Ramanathan R & Redi J, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):20-22, 2002
  • A context-aware decision engine for content adaptation. Lum WY & Lau FCM, Pervasive Computing 1(3):41-49, 2002.
  • Activity and location recognition using wearable sensors. Lee S-W & Mase K, Pervasive Computing 1(3):24-32, 2002.
  • Bringing the wireless internet to mobile devices. Saha S, Jamtgaard M & Villasenor J, IEEE Computer 34(6):54-58, 2002.
  • Data management in location dependent information services. Lee DK, Xu J, Zheng B & Lee W-C, Pervasive Computing 1(3):65-72, 2002.
  • Deployment of IP multimedia streaming services in third-generation mobile networks. Montes H, Gomez G, Cuny R & Paris JF, IEEE Wireless Communications 9(5):84-92, 2002.
  • Designing a home of the future. Intille SS, Pervasive Computing 1(2):76-82, 2002.
  • End-to-end testing of IP QoS mechanisms. Shaikh FA, McClellan S, Singh M & Chakravarthy SK, IEEE Computer 35(5):80-87, 2002.
  • Handover management for mobile nodes in IPv6 networks. Montavont N & Noel T, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(8):44-53, 2002.
  • Issues in emerging 4G wireless networks. Gupta R, Talwar S & Agrawal DP, IEEE Computer 34(6):34-40, 2001.
  • Mobile IP. Perkins C, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):66-82, 2002
  • Moving Java into mobile phones. Lawton G, IEEE Computer 35(6):17-20, 2002.
  • Multicast over wireless networks. Varshney U, Communications of the ACM 45(12):31-37, 2002.
  • Multicast: wired to wireless. Gossain H, de Morais Cordeiro C & Agrawal DP, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(6):116-123, 2002.
  • Next steps for mobile entertainment portals. Raghu TS, Ramesh R & Whinston AB, IEEE Computer 35(5):63-70, 2002.
  • New directions in communications. Turner JS, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):50-57, 2002
  • New frontiers of application design. Siewiorek D, Communications of the ACM 45(12):79-82, 2002.
  • Pervasive computing goes to work: interfacing to the enterprise. Stanford V, Pervasive Computing 1(3):6-12, 2002.
  • Pervasive health care applications face tough security challenges. Stanford V, Pervasive Computing 1(2):8-12, 2002.
  • Pervasive Java. Helal S, Pervasive Computing 1(1):82-85, 2002.
  • Pervasive Java, Part II. Helal S, Pervasive Computing 1(2):85-89, 2002.
  • Reconfigurable context-sensitive middleware for pervasive computing. Yau SS, Karim F, Wang Y, Wang B & Gupta SKS, Pervasive Computing 1(3):33-40, 2002.
  • The future of business services in the age of ubiquitous computing. Fano A & Gershman A, Communications of the ACM 45(12):83-87.
  • The future of ubiquitous computing on campus. Weiser M, Communications of the ACM 41(1):41-42,1 1998.
  • The role of speech input in wearable computing. Starner TE, Pervasive Computing 1(3):89-93, 2002.
  • Wireless communications: past events and a future perspective. Rappaport TS, Annamalai A, Buehrer RM & Tranter WH, IEEE Communications Magazine 40(5):148-161, 2002