Disconnection modes for mobile databases

Joanne Holliday, Divyakant Agrawal, Amr El Abbadi

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As mobility permeates into todays computing and communication arena, we envision application infrastructures that will increasingly rely on mobile technologies. Traditional database applications and information service applications will need to integrate mobile entities: people and computers. In this paper, we develop a distributed database framework for mobile environments. A key requirement in such an environment is to support frequent connection and disconnection of database sites. We present algorithms that implement this framework in an asynchronous system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-402
Number of pages12
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002



  • Data consistency
  • Databases
  • Disconnected operation
  • Mobility
  • Replication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Holliday, J., Agrawal, D., & El Abbadi, A. (2002). Disconnection modes for mobile databases. Wireless Networks, 8(4), 391-402. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1015542723791