uParts are tiny little sensor network nodes that are very easy to deploy and run a 0-administration and low configuration (or 0-configuration when used with default) approach. The projects researches how to reach minimum deployment and maintenance costs of a sensor network and includes research on long lifetime hardware, 0-maintanance communication protocols, lower production costs and optimised application developer interfaces for ad-hoc programming. Application runs throughout the world provide feedback information that are evaluated in the project.
(2005) uParts: Low cost sensor networks at scale, Demo at Ubicomp 2005, Tokyo, Japan, pdf
(2004) Typical Sensors needed in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, p. 153-158, url
TCO for Sensor networks, ad-hoc programming for sensor network environments, communication protocols, application tests7k
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Prototype, Used for several projects