First published in France in 2002 by Hermes Science entitled ˜ Objets communicants
First published in Great Britain and the United States in 2003 by Kogan Page Science, an imprint of Kogan Page Limited
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Objets communicants. English
Communicating with smart objects: developing technology for usable
pervasive computing systems / edited by Claude Kintzig [et al.].
p. cm. “ (Innovative technology series. Information systems and
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Electronic apparatus and appliances “Automatic control. 2.
Telecommunication systems ”Technological inovations. 3. Wireless LANs.
4. Remote control. I. Kintzig, Claude, 1948- II. Title. III. Series.
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About the Authors
CLAUDE KINTZIG works for France T l com R&D, where he is responsible for the scientific management of research in areas such as multimedia, virtually, and software agents . He is the author of over 20 papers and is also involved with a number of conferences in these subject areas.
G ‰RARD POULAIN is a senior scientist with France T l com R&D, working as a psychologist in the field of human computer interaction and dialogue, using multimedia, software agents, avatars and virtual reality. He is involved with a number of conferences in these areas, and he is also the author of 2 scientific books and over 50 scientific papers.
GILLES PRIVAT is a senior scientist with France T l com R&D, contributing general expertise in the field of networked embedded systems and ubiquitous/pervasive computing. He has authored over 40 technical papers and holds 8 patents, and he also serves as a program committee member for several international conferences.
PIERRE-NO ‹L FAVENNEC is consultant and director of Collection Technique et Scientifique des Telecommunications, France. He is the author of 2 scientific books and over 100 scientific papers as well as 12 patents. He is also President of URSI, France.