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    Ubiquitous computing and the "Internet of Things" is about to become a reality. We surround ourselves with processing capable devices like laptops, smart-phones and media center PCs almost all the time. In addition, wireless network coverage and transfer rates are continuously increasing. It seems that mobile computing with all its applications will soon be unlimited.

    At the TRAMP project, we are developing a migration system for real-time applications, such as Spotify and Skype, where users can take applications with them when they move.

    Example Scenario

    Real-time migration

    In the example above, a user initiates a video conference on a desktop computer and seamlessly transfers the conversation onto a smart phone when physically moving away from the computer where the conference was started. When in the vicinity of another trusted computer, the user can choose to transfer the conversion yet again.

    TRAMP is a research project at the Distributed MultiMedia Systems group at the University of Oslo. The name is a recursive acronym; TRAMP stands for TRAMP Real-time Application Mobility Platform.


    tramp: hiker; someone who goes on an extended walk for pleasure or someone who wanders from place to place without a home.


    The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

    Alexander Supertramp