Extending the data services of mobile computers by external data lockers

Y. Villate, E. Pitoura, A. Illarramendi, Ahmed Elmagarmid

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Abstract

Although mobile computers are becoming more and more powerful, the intrinsic features of wireless communications: poor quality, limited bandwidth, continuous disconnections, expensive communications, still limit the performance delivered to mobile users. The authors present the Locker Rent Service that allows mobile users to rent a dedicated disk space, located in the fixed network, where they can store and access their data. Besides increasing the storage capacity of mobile devices, the Locker Rent Service offers to mobile users data protection, battery power savings and various communication optimizations. The service is supported by a middleware architecture that incorporates this and other services with the general goal of increasing mobile computer capabilities and performance. The architecture is based on mobile agents and offers flexibility and adaptability with a low overhead as shown by our preliminary performance results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages160-164
Number of pages5
Volume2000-January
ISBN (Print)0769506801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2000 - Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20008 Sep 2000

Other

Other11th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2000
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGreenwich, London
Period4/9/008/9/00

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Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Bandwidth
  • Computer architecture
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • GSM
  • Mobile communication
  • Mobile computing
  • Protection
  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Villate, Y., Pitoura, E., Illarramendi, A., & Elmagarmid, A. (2000). Extending the data services of mobile computers by external data lockers. In Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA (Vol. 2000-January, pp. 160-164). [875020] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEXA.2000.875020