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Section: Application Domains

Pervasive Computing

Pervasive computing systems are being deployed in a rapidly increasing number of areas, including building automation and supply chain management. Regardless of their target area, pervasive computing systems have a typical architectural pattern. They aggregate data from a variety of distributed sources, whether sensing devices or software components, analyze a context to make decisions, and carry out decisions by invoking a range of actuators. Because pervasive computing systems are standing at the crossroads of several domains (e.g., distributed systems, multimedia, and embedded systems), they raise a number of challenges in software development: