The term 'pervasive computing' describes a revolutionary dimension of personal computing which brings together mobile communications, ubiquitous embedded computer systems, consumer electronics and the power of the internet. Three main factors drive its growth: microelectronic technology, providing smaller devices and displays with lower energy consumption; communication technology, providing higher bandwidth and higher data transfer rates at lower cost; and ongoing international standardization efforts, without which the benefits of the technology can never be realized.Written by a team of experts, Pervasive Computing: Technology and Architecture of Mobile Internet Applications provides both a theoretical overview and a practical guide to this emerging field. The first part of the book walks through the essential protocols, standards and architectures involved. The second part uses a continuous real-world example to present an end-to-end architecture for implementing pervasive computing applications.Contents of Pervasive Computing include: Introduction to pervasive devices and their applicationsOverview of the key technologies and protocolsWeb application conceptsWAP and beyondVoice TechnologyServer-side programming in JavaPervasive web application architectureDevice-independent example applicationAccessing the example application via PC, PDA, WAP and voicePervasive Computing: Technology and Architecture of Mobile Internet Applications is the first book to offer an understanding of the scope and the implications of pervasive computing. As such it should be essential reading for IT managers, professionals, architects, consultants, developers, and students concerned withinternet and web technologies. 0201722151B10012001 This work examines the concepts, technologies and protocols involved in pervasive computing. It presents an end-to-end architecture for pervasive computing applications and how to implement them.