D. Turgut, N. Aydin, and R. Elmasri

A Comparative Evaluation of Mobile Computing Systems


Cite as:

D. Turgut, N. Aydin, and R. Elmasri. A Comparative Evaluation of Mobile Computing Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE Eight International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), pp. 364–369, June 2001.

Download:

Download 

Abstract:

As mobile computing systems and applications become more common, we see many differences and many similarities among various applications. In this paper, we study three existing mobile computing systems: Bayou, Odyssey, Rover, and then propose a methodology for describing mobile systems. We illustrate how current systems fit within our taxonomy and postulate new systems and describe their characteristics. We describe how mobile applications differ from traditional distributed systems and identify common features of mobile computing systems: mobile-awareness, network flexibility, data integrity, update semantics, and consistency guarantees. We compare and contrast these systems based on these identified common features. We also evaluate them with respect to two detailed mobile scenarios. Calendar management scenario involves mobile and fixed clients, which update textual data as separate workgroups. Multimedia presentation scenario involves a high-resolution presentation, where adjustments are made over a low-bandwidth connection. Bayou handles the first scenario well; Odyssey is more suited to the second scenario. Rover, in contrast, provides infrastructure support for both scenarios but require additional object-oriented programming.

BibTeX:

@inproceedings{Turgut-2001-ICT,
   author = "D. Turgut and N. Aydin and R. Elmasri",
   title = "A Comparative Evaluation of Mobile Computing Systems",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE Eight International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT)",
   location = "Bucharest, Romania",
   month = "June",
   year = "2001",
   pages = "364-369",
   abstract = {As mobile computing systems and applications become more common,
   we see many differences and many similarities among various applications. In
   this paper, we study three existing mobile computing systems: Bayou, Odyssey,
   Rover, and then propose a methodology for describing mobile systems. We
   illustrate how current systems fit within our taxonomy and postulate new
   systems and describe their characteristics. We describe how mobile
   applications differ from traditional distributed systems and identify common
   features of mobile computing systems: mobile-awareness, network flexibility,
   data integrity, update semantics, and consistency guarantees. We compare and
   contrast these systems based on these identified common features. We also
   evaluate them with respect to two detailed mobile scenarios. Calendar
   management scenario involves mobile and fixed clients, which update textual
   data as separate workgroups. Multimedia presentation scenario involves a
   high-resolution presentation, where adjustments are made over a low-bandwidth
   connection. Bayou handles the first scenario well; Odyssey is more suited to
   the second scenario. Rover, in contrast, provides infrastructure support for
   both scenarios but require additional object-oriented programming.},
}

Generated by bib2html.pl (written by Patrick Riley, Lotzi Boloni ) on Tue Nov 07, 2017 13:11:27