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Title: Analysis of the Evaluation of Application-Led Research in Pervasive Computing
Author: CLARKE, SIOBHAN
LINEHAN, EAMONN
Sponsor: Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/elinehan
http://people.tcd.ie/sclarke
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Cormac Driver, Eamonn Linehan and Siobhán Clarke, Analysis of the Evaluation of Application-Led Research in Pervasive Computing, University of Dublin, Trinity College, May, 2006
Abstract: Pervasive computing researchers typically conduct their research through the development of prototype applications. Such research is motivated by a well-defined problem and evaluated by assessing the impact of deployed solutions. Accordingly, the evaluation phase assumes a critically important role in this process. Failure to sufficiently evaluate an application can have wide ranging negative effects. Differences between the pervasive computing and standard desktop paradigms preclude the use of established evaluation tech-niques without significant modification. In this paper we present a survey of the state of the art in pervasive application evaluation. We discuss the prominent challenges in conducting a pervasive computing evaluation and assess how the surveyed application evaluations have been affected by these challenges. We make recommendations for researchers conducting hypothesis-led pervasive technology evaluations.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/39205
Related links: http://www.scss.tcd.ie/publications/tech-reports/reports.06/TCD-CS-2006-26.pdf
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