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European Commission :

Information Society Technologies (IST)
Future and Emerging Technology (FET)
The Disappearing Computer at FET

Related Research Activities:

AMBIENTE Division at Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Aura at Carnegie Mellon University Distraction-free Ubiquitous Computing
The EQUATOR Interdisciplinary Research Challenge
FCE Group Future Computing Environments

Fuego-Helsinki Institute for Information Technology Future Mobile and Ubiquitous
Computing Research Program
GATECH - Future Computing Environments
GUIR - University of Berkley Group for User Interface Research

i3-NET European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces
IRG - University of Toronto Interaction Research Group
MCML-Maryland University Mobile Computing and Mutimedia Lab
Mit Media Lab
Portolano-Washignton University

PROACT (Academy of Finland) Research Programme on Proactive Computing
PROACT (French Ministry of Research)
Smart Spaces at NIST
SpaceTag at Kyoto University
SPI at Tampere University Speech-based and Pervasive Research Group
Standford Interactive Workspace Project
Ubiquitous Computing at DARPA

Ubiquitous Computing at TECO
UIUC at Tampere University User Interaction for Ubiquitous Computing
Vision Book Project
WinLab at Rutger University Wireless Information Network Laboratory

AT&T Labs (Cambridge)
Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory

IBM Pervasive Computing
Microsoft EasyLiving
Sony Computer Science Labs

User Interface Research Group

Publications of Interest:

"As we May Think" (Vannevar Bush) The Atlantic Monthly, July 1945
IBM Systems Journal Vol. 38, No. 4, 1999
Special Issue on Pervasive Computing
CACM May 2000 vol 43, no 5
Special Issue on 'Embedding the Internet'
"Hot Topics: Ubiquitous Computing" (Mark Weiser) IEEE Computer, October 1993
"The Coming Age of Calm Technology" (Mark Weiser)
"The World is Not a Desktop" (Mark Weiser)


Bill Buxton (Toronto University)
John Canny (GUIR)
Steve Mann (Toronto University)
Jun Rekimoto (Sony)
John Thackara (Doors of Perception)
Xerox PARC Group

Mark Weiser (Xerox)

Press & News:

"The Disappearing Computer" a TIME MAGAZINE feature
"Computers Start to Disappear" a DC Steering Group article
eBiquity a news-based website


UbiComp 2001 The Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

ACM's DIS 2002 Design of Interactive Systems
CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Doors 7 (Doors of Perception) an international conference and knowledge network which sets new agendas for design
UbiComp 2002 The Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
IEEE PerCom 2003


Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
IEEE Pervasive Computing
IEEE Distributed Systems Online

Link Collections

UbiComp Info
eBiquity (links)
MCML links on mobility



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