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Some Enabling Technologies for Ubiquitous Networks

Junaid A. Chaudhry, Chaudhry S. Hussain and Seungkyu Park


Every new technology that makes its way in the market is supported by a collection of core components called enabling technologies. These components play a major role in making that new technology a success. In this paper we discuss Autonomic Computing (AC) and especially self management and Service Discovery (SD) as the enabling technologies for ubiquitous networks. The AC puts the ‘visible’ automation into ubiquitous networks an element which has drawn huge interest both among the public and industry. The envisioned benefits of AC are very promising but its applications are at their inaugural stages. Service discovery is well known for its significance in ubiquitous environments. However practical manifestations of environments such as futuristic smart homes and ubiquitous kitchens remains to be seen as a success. We discuss our research findings and enlist the importance of the two enabling technologies mentioned above.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 2 No. 8, 2006, 627-633


Submitted On: 16 May 2006 Published On: 31 August 2006

How to Cite: Chaudhry, J. A., Hussain, C. S. & Park, S. (2006). Some Enabling Technologies for Ubiquitous Networks. Journal of Computer Science, 2(8), 627-633.

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  • Enabling technologies
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Service Discovery
  • ubiquitous networks