COMPX318-20B (HAM)

Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper helps the student understand and devise software solutions for IoT and mobile devices, including smartphones and other resource-constrained devices.

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Paper Structure

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The paper is organised in the following parts: Overview, Mobile programming, Constrained devices, and Internet of Things (IoT). Content will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, workshops and lab sessions.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Mobile computing
    Students will extend their knowledge of Android development with a practical project involving network communication.
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  • Constrained devices with sensors
    Students will get experience of programming resource-constrained devices equipped with sensors.
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  • Internet of Things
    Students will learn about the architecture, components and protocols used in the Internet of Things. They will have the experience of dealing with an IoT system in which a number of devices with constrained resources communicate over the network.
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Assessment

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The assignment description, submission instructions and deadlines for each component will be provided via Moodle.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Mobile Computing
14 Aug 2020
11:30 PM
24
2. Assignment 2: Constrained devices & sensors
18 Sep 2020
11:30 PM
24
3. Assignment 3: Internet of Things
16 Oct 2020
11:30 PM
24
4. Quizzes (weekly)
12
5. Test
15 Oct 2020
4:00 PM
16
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no specific readings. References to online resources will be provided when needed and students will be encouraged to consult online documentation.
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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle. Forums will be created for students to ask questions and contribute ideas and topics. Videos, both lectures and complementary material, will be made available on YouTube and/or Panopto. Quizzes will be run using Xorro.

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Workload

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Students should watch videos associated with two lectures per week (approximately 1h30 ). They should attend one workshop/lab session each week (around 2h). In addition, students will need to dedicate 5 hours per week in private study or work with others in groups.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP204 or COMPX202 or COMP242 or COMPX242

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP448, COMP548, COMPX548, COMPX321

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