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Mobile Computing Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Mohammad Ilyas, Imad Mahgoub

CRC Press

1,064 pages | 246 B/W Illus.

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The debut of small, inexpensive, yet powerful portable computers has coincided with the exponential growth of the Internet, making it possible to access computing resources and information at nearly any location at almost any time. This new trend, mobile computing, is poised to become the main technology driver for a decade to come. There are many challenges that make mobile computing a hot research and development area. Researchers, engineers, and practitioners need a comprehensive resource and reference to aid them in their quest to make the potential of this technology a reality. 

The Mobile Computing Handbook explores the benefits and challenges of the field, and includes the latest insight into the major topics of this emerging discipline. It provides, in 40 chapters written by industry experts, technical information about all aspects of mobile computing, from basic concepts to research-level material, with learned analysis of future directions. This handbook captures the present state of the field and serves as an invaluable source of reference material.

Following an introduction and an overview of mobile applications, the book explores location management, location-based services, caching strategies, power management, performance and modeling, security and privacy, and many other subjects.

Table of Contents


Wearable Computing,A. Smailagic and D.P. Siewiorek

Developing Mobile Applications: A Lime Primer,G.P. Picco, A.L. Murphy, and G.-C. Roman

Pervasive Application Development: Approaches and Pitfalls,G. Banavar, N. Cohen, and D. Soroker

ISAM, Joining Context-Awareness and Mobility to Building Pervasive Applications,I. Augustin, A. Corrêa Yamin, J.L. Victória Barbosa, L. Cavalheiro da Silva, R. Araújo Real, G. Frainer, G.G. Honrich Cavalheiro, and C.F. Resin Geyer

Integrating Mobile Wireless Devices into the Computational Grid,T. Phan, L. Huang, N. Ruiz, and R. Bagrodia

Multimedia Messaging Service, S.A. Ahson


A Scheme for Nomadic Hosts Location Management Using DNS,R.S. Khurana, H. El-Rewini, and I. Mahgoub

Location Management Techniques for Mobile Computing Environments,R. Subrata and A.Y. Zomaya

Locating Mobile Objects,E. Pitoura, G. Samaras, and G. Kastidou

Dependable Message Delivery to Mobile Units,A.L. Murphy, G.-C. Roman, and G. Varghese


Location-Dependent Query Processing in Mobile Computing, A.Y. Seydim and M. H. Dunham

Simulation Models and Tool for Mobile Location-Dependent Information Access, U. Kubach, C. Becker, I. Stepanov, and J. Tian

Context-Aware Mobile Computing, Dr. R. Jana and Dr. Y.-F. Chen

Mobile Agent Middlewares for Context-Aware Applications, P. Bellavista, D. Bottazzi, A. Corradi, R. Montanari, and S. Vecchi


Cache Management in Wireless and Mobile Computing

Environments. Y. Du and S.K.S. Gupta

Cache Invalidation Schemes in Mobile Environments, E. Chan, J.C.H. Yuen, and K.-Y. Lam

Hoarding in Mobile Computing Environments, Y. Saygin

Power-Aware Cache Management in Mobile Environments, G. Cao

Energy Efficient Selective Cache Invalidation, K.-L. Tan


Self-Policing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, S. Buchegger and J.-Y.s Le Boudec

Securing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, P. Papadimitratos and Z.J. Haas

Ad Hoc Network Security, H. Yang, H. Luo, J. Kong, F. Ye, P. Zerfos, S. Lu, and L. Zhang

Modeling Distributed Applications for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Attributed Task Graphs, P. Basu, W. Ke, and T.D.C. Little

Medium Access Control Mechanisms in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,C. Yu, B. Lee, S. Kalubandi, and M. Kim



Quality of Service Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Past and Future, J.N. Al-Karaki and A.E. Kamal

Issues in Scalable Clustered Network Architecture for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, B. Lee, C. Yu, and S. Moh

Routing and Mobility Management in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, R. Sankar

Localized Broadcasting in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Neighbor Designation, W. Lou and J. Wu

Energy-Efficient Wireless Networks, I. Cardei and D.-Z. Du


Power Management for Mobile Computers, T.L. Martin, D.P. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and J. Warren

Power Awareness and Management Techniques, A. Abukmail and A. (Sumi) Helal

Adaptive Algorithmic Power Optimization for Multimedia Workload in Mobile Environments, L. Benini and A. Acquaviva

Energy-Aware Web Caching over Hybrid Networks, F. Sailhan and V. Issarny

Transmitter Power Control in Wireless Computing, S. Gitzenis and N. Bambos


A Survey on Mobile Transaction Models, A. Helal, S. Balakrishnan, M. Dunham, and Y. Liu

Analytic Mobility Models of PCS Networks, C.-H. Wu

Battery Power Management in Portable Devices, V. Sharma and A. Chockalingam


Challenges in Wireless Security: A Case Study of 802.11, N. Borisov

Security for Mobile Agents: Issues and Challenges, P. Bellavista, A. Corradi, C. Federici, R. Montanari, and D. Tibaldi

Security, Trust, and Privacy in Mobile Computing Environments, L. Kagal, J. Parker, H. Chen, A. Joshi, and T. Finin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications