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Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
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  Towards privacy protection and malicious behavior traceability in smart health
Zhang Y., Li J., Zheng D., Chen X., Li H.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(5): 815-830, 2017. Type: Article

In this paper, the authors address privacy and malicious behavior for e-health, since they argue that it is particularly ideal for use in smart cities. The authors’ concern for users is privacy protection through cryptographic encryption. Th...

Mar 20 2018
   Fully privacy-preserving and revocable ID-based broadcast encryption for data access control in smart city
Lai J., Mu Y., Guo F., Susilo W., Chen R.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(5): 855-868, 2017. Type: Article

The “smart city” will provide numerous services via broadcasted encrypted data, such as a pin or key for paid users to access water service. These researchers go beyond data security and consider data access control and identity privac...

Jan 10 2018
  Android platform-based individual privacy information protection system
Zhang W., Li X., Xiong N., Vasilakos A.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(6): 875-884, 2016. Type: Article

I’m not impressed by this paper. On one hand, the remote short message service (SMS) command feature it describes sounds potentially useful. On the other hand, remote commands are not new and do not constitute a “privacy information pr...

Nov 7 2017
  What technological features are used in smartphone apps that promote physical activity? A review and content analysis
Mollee J., Middelweerd A., Kurvers R., Klein M.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(4): 633-643, 2017. Type: Article

A systematic review of the use of mobile technology to promote physical activity is proposed in this paper. The number of apps aimed at healthcare available in commercial stores is strongly and constantly increasing: the underpinning idea, common ...

Oct 12 2017
  The motivations of ubiquitous computing: revisiting the ideas behind and beyond the prototypes
Takayama L.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(3): 557-569, 2017. Type: Article

Research on the progress of ubiquitous computing (ubicomp), where computers are everywhere--versus only in one place, as it was with desktop computing--is presented in this paper. In this way, computers have become part of the environmen...

Sep 21 2017
  E-coaching systems
Kamphorst B.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(4): 625-632, 2017. Type: Article

The digitalization of coaching practices is rapidly changing traditional coaching and self-improvement efforts. These e-coaching systems deliver personalized, timely, and just-in-time coaching. Simultaneously, they raise practical and ethical conc...

Sep 19 2017
  Semantic infrastructure of a smart museum: toward making cultural heritage knowledge usable and creatable by visitors and professionals
Korzun D., Varfolomeyev A., Yalovitsyna S., Volokhova V.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(2): 345-354, 2017. Type: Article

The paper proposes the smart museum, a concept that merges physical and non-physical objects with informational objects to generate a collaborative environment for cultural heritage development. Such an environment is usable by both professional h...

Jun 28 2017
  Identifying and ranking cultural heritage resources on geotagged social media for smart cultural tourism services
Nguyen T., Camacho D., Jung J.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(2): 267-279, 2017. Type: Article

Besides much research on social media-based smart tourism applications, the authors introduce a novel approach to research focusing on cultural tourism. They effectively present the base of their research through an introduction section and releva...

Jun 1 2017
  PostBits: using contextual locations for embedding cloud information in the home
Pablo J., Fernando P., Sridhar P., Withana A., Nanayakkara S., Steimle J., Maes P.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(6): 1001-1014, 2016. Type: Article

Imagine electronic Post-it notes allowing users to dynamically access and display information and stick them wherever one thinks the information is needed--the underlying principle of PostBits. Of course, with current technology, PostBits res...

Apr 3 2017
   A smartphone-based system for detecting hand tremors in unconstrained environments
García-Magariño I., Medrano C., Plaza I., Oliván B.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(6): 959-971, 2016. Type: Article

García-Magariño et al. use smartphones in their research as tools to support the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Smartphones are used in several studies with clinical assessments based on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale ...

Mar 6 2017
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