Algorithms, Networking and Sensing for Data Processing, Mobile Computing and Applications
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It is an exciting time to be a computer scientist. The multitude of new data sources, sensing methods and the abundance of processing power create new opportunities of which we would never have thought before. This monograph is addressed to the students and researchers who are excited by this perspective. We contribute a carefully selected collection of research activities that aim at using applied computer science to solve some challenges of the modern world and effectively use the potential of information technology. We hope that the chapters included in this book will illustrate how computer science can help us understand the world and achieve our goals more effectively. That is why we have included works that deal with the computational aspects of physical processes. Furthermore, the book also addresses the timely challenges produced by the emergence of mobile computing as the most common interaction paradigm. We also look into future technologies by preparing for the time of pervasive robot assistants. Finally, many chapter of this monograph address data processing. We believe that contributions in this area are particularly relevant as making sure that the abundance of data generated by computational artefacts around us is used effectively is bound to be crucial in deterring how our lives will look in the near future. The topics addressed here are certainly worth a reflection. We hope that this book will inspire the reader to conduct further research with a futuristic outlook.