I remember walking along a Tokyo street in about 2000 and remarking to a colleague that maybe we could do something along the lines of "urban computing". Then I pretty much forgot about it. I then helped create an EPSRC-funded project called Cityware, with colleagues from U. Bath, The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, Imperial College, Vodafone and Nokia. We investigated the notion of the city as a system: how to embed computational architecture in urban places. I was joint leader of the sub-theme of Security, Privacy and Trust.
Visit www.cityware.org.uk for more information.
The City As A System
Two slides in a talk I give to illustrate thinking of Cities as systems:
Cityware (and more recent) publications
- Influence of user choice on perception of wireless connection genuineness and security, Chris Bevan, James Mitchell, Tim Kindberg, Eamonn O'Neill, Jim Grimmett, Danae Stanton Fraser, and Dawn Woodgate. To appear in proceedings PURBA-2011.
- Authenticating public wireless networks with physical evidence, Tim Kindberg, James Mitchell, Jim Grimmett, Chris Bevan, Eamonn O'Neill (2009). In proc. SecPriWiMob 2009 (IEEE).
- Authenticating Ubiquitous Services: a Study of Wireless Hotspot Access, Tim Kindberg, Eamonn O'Neill, Chris Bevan, James Mitchell, Jim Grimmett, Dawn Woodgate (2009). In proc. Ubicomp 2009.
- City Machine - a keynote talk given to ICPS 2010.
- Measuring trust in WiFi hotspots, Tim Kindberg, Eamonn O'Neill, Chris Bevan, Vassilis Kostakos, Danae Stanton-Fraser, Tim Jay.
In proceedings CHI 2008.
Measuring Trust in Wi-Fi Hotspots
(See me give the talk!)
- Merolyn the Phone: a study of Bluetooth naming practices, Tim Kindberg and Tim Jones. In proceedings Ubicomp 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, pp. 318–335.
- Instrumenting the city: developing methods for observing and understanding the digital cityscape. Eamonn O'Neill, Vassilis Kostakos, Tim Kindberg, Ava Fatah gen. Schiek, Alan Penn, Danaë Stanton Fraser and Tim Jones. In proceedings Ubicomp 2006.