Mobile Computing

  • Tomasz Imielinski
  • Henry F. Korth

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 353)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tomasz Imielinski, Henry F. Korth
    Pages 1-43
  3. Roy Want, Bill N. Schilit, Norman I. Adams, Rich Gold, Karin Petersen, David Goldberg et al.
    Pages 45-101
  4. B. R. Badrinath, Tomasz Imielinski
    Pages 129-152
  5. David B. Johnson, David A. Maltz
    Pages 153-181
  6. Charles E. Perkins, Pravin Bhagwat
    Pages 183-205
  7. Ajay V. Bakre, B. R. Badrinath
    Pages 229-252
  8. Markku Kojo, Kimmo Raatikainen, Timo Alanko
    Pages 253-270
  9. Johnathan M. Reason, Louis C. Yun, Allen Y. Lao, David G. Messerschmitt
    Pages 271-298
  10. T. Imielinski, S. Viswanathant
    Pages 299-329
  11. Swarup Acharya, Rafael Alonso, Michael Franklin, Stanley Zdonik
    Pages 331-361
  12. Terri Watson
    Pages 363-373
  13. Geoffrey M. Voelker, Brian N. Bershad
    Pages 375-395
  14. Mike Spreitzer, Marvin Theimer
    Pages 397-423
  15. Michael Bender, Alexander Davidson, Clark Dong, Steven Drach, Anthony Glenning, Karl Jacob et al.
    Pages 425-448
  16. Mark Weiser, Brent Welch, Alan Demers, Scott Shenker
    Pages 449-471
  17. Fred Douglis, Ramón Cáceres, M. Frans Kaashoek, P. Krishnan, Kai Li, Brian Marsh et al.
    Pages 473-505
  18. James J. Kistler, M. Satyanarayanan
    Pages 507-535
  19. M. Satyanarayanan, James J. Kistler, Lily B. Mummert, Maria R. Ebling, Puneet Kumar, Qi Lu
    Pages 537-570
  20. Narayanan Krishnakumar, Ravi Jain
    Pages 571-594
  21. Masahiko Tsukamoto, Rieko Kadobayashi, Shojiro Nishio
    Pages 595-620
  22. Randy H. Katz, Eric A. Brewer
    Pages 621-650
  23. Arthur M. Keller, Tahir Ahmad, Mike Clary, Owen Densmore, Steve Gadol, Wei Huang et al.
    Pages 651-679
  24. Asim Smailagic, Daniel P. Siewiorek
    Pages 681-698
  25. Shashi Shekhar, Duen-Ren Liu
    Pages 699-723
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 725-728

About this book


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.


Broadcast Host Overlay Performance Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) UNIX Video communication computer network controlling management microprocessor multimedia routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Imielinski
    • 1
  • Henry F. Korth
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityUSA
  2. 2.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-9697-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-29603-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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