Dr. Duggan Organizes International PMMPS Workshop
May 24, 2010
On May 17, 2010, Professor Dominic Duggan of the Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology served as the co-chair of the first international workshop on Programming Methods for Mobile and Pervasive Systems (PMMPS).
The workshop was held in Helsinki, Finland. The technical program committee was co-organized by Simon Dobson of the University St Andrews, U.K. and included researchers in both mobile and pervasive computing, programming languages and software engineering. Dr. Joseph Mitola III, Vice President for the Research Enterprise at Stevens was among this group, as were members of other Universities and corporations.
PMMPS was intended to bring together researchers in programming languages, software architecture and design, and pervasive systems to present and discuss results and innovative approaches to the development of mobile and pervasive systems.
The workshop’s goal was to begin the process of developing the software design and development tools necessary for the next generation of services in dynamic environments, including mobile and pervasive computing, wireless sensor networks, and adaptive devices.
Keynote speakers looked ahead to new trends in pervasive systems, including a need to focus on device and space adapting to the user experience while other talks reflected the growing importance of smartphone applications, the need for programming environment support, and the need for standardization of aspects of the middleware, particularly the representation of the context within which smartphone and pervasive applications execute.
To learn more about Dr. Duggan and this workshop, please visit the Computer Science Department and the PMMPS homepage!