This is the official Exam Syllabus for the SPCT F2012 course. This means that questions about the content of the following book chapters and papers will asked during the examination, and you are expected to know this literature. This syllabus is a subset of the course literature.

General Book Chapters

Specific Research Papers & Book Chapters

Introduction to Ubiquitous Computing

Location Based Systems

Context-Aware Computing

Ubiquitous Computing Applications

Design, Prototyping, and Evaluation Methods


  • Tim Kindberg, Thomas Pederson, Rahul Sukthankar. 2010. Guest Editors’ Introduction: Labeling the World. IEEE Pervasive Computing 9, 2 (April 2010), 8-10. [doi]
  • Pederson, T. (2001). Magic Touch: A Simple Object Location Tracking System Enabling the Development of Physical-Virtual Artefacts in Office EnvironmentsJournal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 5:54-57. Springer Verlag, February 2001. [pdf]
  • Want, R.; , “An introduction to RFID technology,” Pervasive Computing, IEEE , vol.5, no.1, pp. 25- 33, Jan.-March 2006
. [doi]
  • Chapters 2 and 3 in Välkynnen, P (2007). Physical Selection in Ubiquitous Computing. PhD Thesis, VTT, Finland. [pdf]

Surface and Tangible Computing

  • Andreas Kunz and Morten Fjeld (2010): From Table–System to Tabletop: Integrating Technology into Interactive Surfaces. In Müller-Tomfelde, C. (ed.) Tabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays. Human Computer Interaction Series, Springer Verlag, pp. 53-72. [pdf]
  • Jun Rekimoto and Masanori Saitoh. 1999. Augmented surfaces: a spatially continuous work space for hybrid computing environments. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: the CHI is the limit (CHI ‘99). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 378-385.  [doi]

Systems and Infrastructures

Data Processing & Analysis

  • Chapters 2 of the book Data Mining Concepts and Techniques, Han and Kamber
  • Shawn R. Jeffery, Gustavo Alonso, Michael J. Franklin, Wei Hong, Jennifer Widom (2006) “Declarative Support for Sensor Data Cleaning“, Lecture Notes in Computer Science In 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Vol. 3968, pp. 83-100.
  • The following sections in in Han and Kamber (2006) Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd Ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. ISBN 1-55860-901-6: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.6.1, 6.9.1, 6.11.1, 6.12, 6.13, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4.1, 7.5.1, 8.2.1, 8.4.2. The complete chapters 6-7-8 are available here.

Mixed-Reality Computing