Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing
Background
Because of the research and development on the ITF funded Mobile Location Estimation System (MLES) project, it opens up a golden opportunity to gather industry's support and the research team for MLES can take the opportunity to team up with local talents to do research on a bigger front - ubiquitous computing.
By February 2006, the research team led by Prof. Joseph Ng from the Computer Science Department of Hong Kong Baptist University together with members from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University has received a research grant of $3.6 Millions through the Central Allocation 2005-06 exercise of the Research Grants Council (RGC) to set up a Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing in Hong Kong.
"Ubiquitous Computing" means the processing of any data at any time and anywhere through any network using any device. In order to realize ubiquitous computing, the research centre will focus on the research areas like location-aware computing, mobile data management, RFID/sensor networks, middleware, and embedded systems software development. The research centre aims not only at excelling in the research field, but also turning its research results into products and services which would benefit the industry and the society at large.
Lead Institution
Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Collaborating Institutions
Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Project Duration:
1st June 2006 - 31st May 2009 (Three Years)
Amount Awarded:
$3.6M (Funding Agent: RGC Central Allocation - Group Research)