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Data Management for Mobile Computing

  • Evaggelia Pitoura
  • George Samaras

Part of the The Kluwer International Series on Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 1-14
  3. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 15-35
  4. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 37-70
  5. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 71-85
  6. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 87-110
  7. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 111-126
  8. Evaggelia Pitoura, George Samaras
    Pages 127-135
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-152

About this book

Introduction

Earth date, August 11, 1997 "Beam me up Scottie!" "We cannot do it! This is not Star Trek's Enterprise. This is early years Earth." True, this is not yet the era of Star Trek, we cannot beam captain James T. Kirk or captain Jean Luc Pickard or an apple or anything else anywhere. What we can do though is beam information about Kirk or Pickard or an apple or an insurance agent. We can beam a record of a patient, the status of an engine, a weather report. We can beam this information anywhere, to mobile workers, to field engineers, to a track loading apples, to ships crossing the Oceans, to web surfers. We have reached a point where the promise of information access anywhere and anytime is close to realization. The enabling technology, wireless networks, exists; what remains to be achieved is providing the infrastructure and the software to support the promise. Universal access and management of information has been one of the driving forces in the evolution of computer technology. Central computing gave the ability to perform large and complex computations and advanced information manipulation. Advances in networking connected computers together and led to distributed computing. Web technology and the Internet went even further to provide hyper-linked information access and global computing. However, restricting access stations to physical location limits the boundary of the vision.

Keywords

Hardware Internet architectures communication computer database distributed computing distributed systems information information retrieval

Authors and affiliations

  • Evaggelia Pitoura
    • 1
  • George Samaras
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IoanninaIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.University of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5527-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7526-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5527-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2944
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