Rapid progress in hardware has led to the availability of portable personal computers ranging from laptops to hand held computers (PDAs, Internet terminals). Presence of wireless connectivity gives these hand held units the capability of accessing information anywhere anytime. These mobile units can be considered to be part of a world wide distributed information system. Distributed computing in mobile environments faces new challenges as more and more mobile hosts become an integral part of a distributed system. Problems in distributed computing in mobile environments are due to: (1) mobility, (2) wireless and (3) resource constraints at the mobile host. In this paper, we discuss the impact of these factors and research issues that need to be addressed in mobile distributed systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design