Data Management for Mobile Computing

Evaggelia Pitoura and George Samaras
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998
ISBN: 0-7923-8053-3
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Although being a relatively new area, data management for mobile computing has provoked a proliferation of research efforts motivated by both a great market potential and by many challenging research problems. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough and cohesive overview of these recent advances in wireless and mobile data management. The focus is on the impact of mobile computing on data management beyond the networking level. The book is written with a critical attitude. It probes the new issues introduced by wireless and mobile access to data and what are both their conceptual and practical consequences.

The book provides a single source for researchers and practitioners who want to keep current on the latest innovations in the field. It can also serve as a textbook for an advanced course on mobile computing or as a companion text for a variety of courses including courses on distributed systems, database management, transaction management, operating or file systems, information retrieval or dissemination, and web computing.


Provides a single point of reference for those who want to keep abreast with current innovations in the field
The first non-edited book to focus on data management issues beyond the networking level
Coverage of the provision for wireless communication in commercial products
Written with a critical perspective, emphasizes the new aspects introduced by mobility
Presents the ``state-of the art'' in disconnected operation, application awareness, agent-based computing, system proxies
Extensive coverage of wireless access to the WWW
Over 180 references


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