Pervasive computing is the next generation computing environments with information and communication technology everywhere, for everyone, at all times. The technologies of wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks play important roles in pervasive computing. Sensing devices connected through wireless communication can capture, process and disseminate useful information surrounding us. The issues and challenges for the development of such technologies not only encompass a broad spectrum of research topics but also involve envisioning new multi-disciplinary applications that will change the way in which we live and work.
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing v2(1/2) 2007 is a special issue (Pervasive computing through networked sensing devices) targeted at addressing the development of these issues, especially in medium access, routing, multicasting, data retrieval and information processing for wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks.