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Selected Highlights
Introduction -
perceive the

world like never
before

 
A toolbox for
enhancing
security in wire-
less sensor
networks

 
Networked
automotive

scenarios

 
Interview - Sensor
networks will
change our life

 


Eurescom mess@ge 3/2006 (November)

Wireless Sensor Networks
 

Did you know that 98 percent of all processors are not in traditional desktop computer systems, but in mobile devices, household appliances, vehicles, and machines? Only a small percentage of these devices are networked.

This gives you a rough idea of the vast scope for pervasive networking. One area in the networked world of the future, which offers particularly promising opportunities, is wireless sensor networks. Given the recent technological advances and the almost limitless application opportunities, the time is  right to present wireless sensor networks as a cover theme.

Introduction - Perceive the world like never before
In his opening article to the cover theme, Eurescom mess@ge editor Uwe Herzog provides an overview on technology and applications of wireless sensor networks.

A toolbox for enhancing security in wireless sensor networks
NEC’s Dirk Westhoff presents the state of the art and insights from EU research project UbiSec&Sens.

Networked automotive scenarios
Eurescom mess@ge editor Anastasius Gavras explains how wireless sensor networks can be applied in automotive scenarios.

Interview - Sensor networks will change our life
We interviewed Holger Karl and Karl Aberer, two of the leading researchers in the area of wireless sensor networks, about the development of wireless sensor networks.
 

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Earlier issues

2/2006
Mobile TV

1/2006
Open Source in telecommunication

3/2005
Convergence in ICT

2/2005
Privacy and trust in pervasive communications

1/2005
Ad-hoc networks

4/2004
Usability of end-user devices

3/2004
Critical infrastructures

2/2004
The socio-economic dimension of telecoms

1/2004
Personalisation of telecom services

4/2003
The evolution of broadband services

3/2003
Entertainment opportunities for telcos

2/2003
XML Web Services between hype and hope

1/2003
Building the smart home

4/2002
User-focused
service development

3/2002
The future of standardisation

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IN FOCUS

The European Space Agency - Europe's gatway to space
“In focus” this time features an article on the European Space Agency, written by Ninja Menning, ESA's Communication Officer at the European Space and Research Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


VIEWPOINT

Digital rights - Change or perish
Eurescom programme manager Ádám Kapovits argues that content providers need a new approach to digital rights.


PROJECT REPORTS

Machine-to-machine communication
Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) has received increasing attention in recent years. The Eurescom study P1653 “M2M – Opportunities in new service paradigms” has looked into recent developments of M2M technology and services, assessing the impact of concepts like ubiquity and service pervasiveness.


EUROPEAN ISSUES

FP7 - The research agenda for European competitiveness
This year the European Union will decide on investing more than 50,000 million euro for the period 2007–2013 to support research in Europe. Eurescom director David Kennedy analyses and comments FP7 from a telecoms perspective


Beyond the Internet Protocol - Revolution or evolution?
The Internet architecture and its protocols are currently the targeted technology for future operator business. Hans Joachim Einsiedler from  Deutsche Telekom Laboratories argues that the current Internet plane environment is complex and cannot provide such services in an easy way. Therefore, fundamental new techniques have to be invented to decrease the complexity.


A BIT BEYOND

Rose scent on the Internet
Multimedia is entering a new dimension. Our eyes and ears are already exposed to digital text, photos, sounds, and videos. Now digital media are about to grab our noses as well.  Read the article by Milon Gupta to find out more about the latest odour recorder from Japan.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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