Evolution of Mobile Services: An Analysis of Current Architectures with Prospect to Future

  • Ivar Jørstad
  • Schahram Dustdar
  • Do van Thanh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3272)


With the advent of the Internet and the plurality and variety of fancy applications it brought with it, the demand for more advanced services on cellular phones is increasingly becoming urgent. Unfortunately, so far the introduction of new enabling technologies did not succeed in boosting new services. The adoption of Internet services has shown to be more difficult due to the difference between the Internet and the mobile telecommunication system. The goal of this paper is to examine the characteristics of the mobile system and to clarify the constraints that are imposed on existing mobile services. The paper will also investigate successively the enabling technologies and the improvements they brought. Most importantly, the paper will identify their limitations and capture the fundamental requirements for future mobile service architectures namely openness, separation of service logic and content, multi-domain services, personalisation, PAN-based services and collaborative services.


Mobile Station Short Message Service Mobile Service Service Logic Visitor Location Register 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivar Jørstad
    • 1
  • Schahram Dustdar
    • 2
  • Do van Thanh
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of TelematicsNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Distributed Systems Group (DSG), Information Systems InstituteVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria
  3. 3.Telenor R&DFornebuNorway

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