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521148S Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521148S  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals  Abbreviation Ubiquitous Comp 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Teachers
Name
Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Timing 

Autumn, periods 1-2.

 
Learning outcomes 

Upon completing the course the student:

1. understands the history and current state of ubiquitous computing.

2. is able to design, implement, and evaluate a ubiquitous computing system.

3. is able to carry out a research project from initial research problem statement to prototype implementation, empirical evaluation in-the-wild, and reporting in form of a research paper.

 
Contents 

Ubiquitous computing systems, privacy, field studies, ethnography, interfaces, location, context-aware computing, processing sequential sensor data.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 20 h / exercises 20 h / project work 50 h / self-study 43 h. Exercises and project work are completed as a group work.

 
Target group 

M.Sc. students (computer science and engineering) and other students of the University of Oulu.

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

None.

 
Recommended optional programme components 

None.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Required literature: John Krumm (editor) Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals, Chapman & Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4200-9360-5, 328 pages; selected scientific publications.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

The course is passed with approved exercise reports and an approved project work.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

The course uses numerical scale 1-5.

 
Person responsible 

Professor Timo Ojala

 
Working life cooperation 

None.

 


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