Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications

  • Benoît Garbinato
  • Hugo Miranda
  • Luís Rodrigues

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Networking and Programming Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Raquel A. F. Mini, Antonio A. F. Loureiro
      Pages 3-24
    3. Luís Lopes, Francisco Martins, João Barros
      Pages 25-41
    4. Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo
      Pages 43-62
    5. Filipe Araujo, Hugo Miranda
      Pages 63-93
  3. Communication Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. James Aspnes, Eric Ruppert
      Pages 97-120
    3. Marco Conti, Jon Crowcroft, Silvia Giordano, Pan Hui, Hoang Anh Nguyen, Andrea Passarella
      Pages 121-147
    4. Johnathan Ishmael, Nicholas Race
      Pages 149-166
  4. Middleware Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168
    2. Roy Friedman, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Hugo Miranda, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 169-190
    3. Mouna Allani, Benoît Garbinato, Fernando Pedone
      Pages 191-218
    4. Roberto Baldoni, Leonardo Querzoni, Sasu Tarkoma, Antonino Virgillito
      Pages 219-244
    5. Paolo Costa, Luca Mottola, Amy L. Murphy, Gian Pietro Picco
      Pages 245-264
    6. Bart De Win, Tom Goovaerts, Wouter Joosen, Pieter Philippaerts, Frank Piessens, Yves Younan
      Pages 265-284
    7. Paul Grace
      Pages 285-302
  5. Applicative Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-304
    2. Patrick Th. Eugster, Benoît Garbinato, Adrian Holzer
      Pages 305-322
    3. Jukka Manner
      Pages 323-347
    4. Jari Porras, Oriana Riva, Mads Darø Kristensen
      Pages 349-368
    5. Aline Senart, Mélanie Bouroche, Vinny Cahill, Stefan Weber
      Pages 369-381
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-454

About this book


Middleware is a critical foundation needed to leverage the development of a wide range of mobile and ubiquitous applications. Intrinsic challenges when building such middleware require the combination of expertise from areas like distributed systems, networking, software engineering, and application development.

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the main fundamental problems, technologies, paradigms, and solutions of concern to developers of middleware for mobile environments. The contributions are grouped into four parts, on networking and programming issues, communication models, middleware issues, and application issues. Each chapter is structured as a self-contained tutorial, presenting an overview of a specific topic and the state-of-the-art solutions for the related problems. In addition, the book also includes an authoritative reference list. The material has been successfully used in several thematic training schools organized by the ESF MiNEMA (Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications) program, and the book's organization and presentation is ideal for an advanced course on middleware.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Benoît Garbinato
    • 1
  • Hugo Miranda
    • 2
  • Luís Rodrigues
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)Université de LausanneDorignySwitzerland
  2. 2.Fac. Ciencias Depto Informática Campo GrandeUniversidade de LisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Superior TécnicoINESC-IDLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89706-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89707-1
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