Mobile Computing

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Tomasz Imielinski, Henry F. Korth
Springer, Aug 26, 2007 - Computers - 728 pages
The rapid development of wireless digital communication technology has cre ated capabilities that software systems are only beginning to exploit. The falling cost of both communication and of mobile computing devices (laptop computers, hand-held computers, etc. ) is making wireless computing affordable not only to business users but also to consumers. Mobile computing is not a "scaled-down" version of the established and we- studied field of distributed computing. The nature of wireless communication media and the mobility of computers combine to create fundamentally new problems in networking, operating systems, and information systems. Further more, many of the applications envisioned for mobile computing place novel demands on software systems. Although mobile computing is still in its infancy, some basic concepts have been identified and several seminal experimental systems developed. This book includes a set of contributed papers that describe these concepts and sys tems. Other papers describe applications that are currently being deployed and tested. The first chapter offers an introduction to the field of mobile computing, a survey of technical issues, and a summary of the papers that comprise sub sequent chapters. We have chosen to reprint several key papers that appeared previously in conference proceedings. Many of the papers in this book are be ing published here for the first time. Of these new papers, some are expanded versions of papers first presented at the NSF-sponsored Mobidata Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Information Systems, held at Rutgers University on Oct 31 and Nov 1, 1994.
 

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Contents

ROUTING OVER MULTIHOP WIRELESS
6
SCALABLE SUPPORT FOR TRANSPARENT
33
THE PARCTAB UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING
44
PARCTAB System Architecture
63
Experiences with the PARCTAB System
81
REFERENCES
97
MOBILE INTERNETWORKING
103
REFERENCES
125
MAPKING UNIX
424
SCHEDULING FOR REDUCED
449
Description of Trace Data
470
DISCONNECTED OPERATION IN
506
271
527
272
533
R Ebling Puneet Kumar and Qi
537
129
558

Location Management in the Internet
133
Location Management in Cellular Telephone Networks
141
Performance Issues
150
REFERENCES
179
IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE
207
INDIRECT TRANSPORT LAYER
229
VIDEO CODING AND TRANSPORT
271
ISSUES
299
APPLICATION DESIGN FOR WIRELESS
362
AN INFORMATION SYSTEM
375
PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION
397
INVENTORY APPLICATIONS
571
MOBILE COMPUTING
595
REFERENCES
618
276
619
THE CASE FOR WIRELESS OVERLAY
621
THE DIANA APPROACH TO MOBILE
651
THE CMU MOBILE COMPUTERS
680
GENESIS AND ADVANCED TRAVELER
699
299
725
133
726
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