Wireless Publishing: Issues and Solutions

  • T. Imielinski
  • S. Viswanathant
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 353)


Publishing1 is a spontaneous and periodic broadcasting (or multicasting) of data on the wireless channel by the MSS to a specific group of clients. Since publishing is server initiated, querying published data does not require any uplink transmission. Thus, publishing is particularly suitable for asymmetric communication environments, which have very narrow uplink channel or no uplink channel at all. We describe data organization methods for publishing based on temporal as well as multicast addressing. We also show how the publishing mode can be efficiently mixed with the standard on-demand mode in an adaptive manner, based on the profile of user requests.


Data Item Multicast Group Publishing Channel Uplink Transmission Tuning Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Imielinski
    • 1
  • S. Viswanathant
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick
  2. 2.Bell Communications ResearchMorristown

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