Journal of Computer Science

Some Enabling Technologies for Ubiquitous Networks

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

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.627.633

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 8

Pages 627-633


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.


© 2006 Junaid A. Chaudhry, Chaudhry S. Hussain and Seungkyu Park. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.