TY - CHAP A1 - Orlewilson B. Maia A2 - Nairon S. Viana A3 - Vicente F. de Lucena Jr ED1 - Eduard Babkin Y1 - 2011-02-10 PY - 2011 T1 - Using the iDTV as the Center of an Ubiquitous Environment N2 - The aim of this book is to give a treatment of the actively developed domain of Ubiquitous computing. Originally proposed by Mark D. Weiser, the concept of Ubiquitous computing enables a real-time global sensing, context-aware informational retrieval, multi-modal interaction with the user and enhanced visualization capabilities. In effect, Ubiquitous computing environments give extremely new and futuristic abilities to look at and interact with our habitat at any time and from anywhere. In that domain, researchers are confronted with many foundational, technological and engineering issues which were not known before. Detailed cross-disciplinary coverage of these issues is really needed today for further progress and widening of application range. This book collects twelve original works of researchers from eleven countries, which are clustered into four sections: Foundations, Security and Privacy, Integration and Middleware, Practical Applications. BT - Ubiquitous Computing SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/14759 DO - 10.5772/14759 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-13 ER -