Fundamentals of Mobile and Pervasive Computing

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The authoritative, general reference that has been sorely missing in the field of mobile computing

This book teaches all the main topics via the hottest applications in a rapidlygrowing field.

  • "Big picture" explanations of ad hoc networks and service discovery
  • Exercises, projects, and solutions to illustrate core concepts
  • Extensive wireless security methodologies

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    Chapter 1 Mobile Adaptive Computing
    Chapter 2 Mobility Management
    Chapter 3 Data Dissemination and Management
    Chapter 4 ContextAware Computing
    Chapter 5 Introduction to Mobile Middleware
    Adaptation and Agents
    Finding Needed Services
    Chapter 8 Introduction to Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
    Chapter 12 Wireless Security
    Chapter 13 Approaches to Security
    Chapter 14 Security in Wireless Personal Area Networks
    Chapter 15 Security in Wireless Local Area Networks
    Chapter 16 Security in Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks 80216
    Chapter 17 Security in Wide Area Networks
    Brief Introduction to Wireless Communication and Networking

    Chapter 9 Challenges
    Chapter 10 Protocols
    Chapter 11 Approaches and Solutions

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    About the author (2005)

    Frank Adelstein has been working with computers for over 20 years. His research interests are broad, and include mobile computing, wireless communication, real-time networking, and computer security. Dr. Adelstein holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. He held a postdoctoral research position with the Cornell Computer Science Department, working with the Xerox Design Research Institute. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Scientist with ATC-NY (formerly Odyssey Research Associates), and has been with them since 1999. While there, his work has focused on computer security, ranging from computer forensics, and intrusion detection, to red-teaming and penetration testing. He is a GIAC certified forensic analyst. In his "copious free time," he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, doodling, and flying around the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He holds a commercial pilot's license for land and sea planes.

    Sandeep Kumar S. Gupta received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, the M.Tech. degree in CSE from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He has served at Duke University, Durham, NC as a post-doctoral researcher; at Ohio University, Athens, OH as a Visiting Assistant Professor; and at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO as an Assistant Professor. Since 2001 he has been a faculty member at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. His current research is focused on dependable and adaptive distributed systems with emphasis on wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and biomedical applications. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Consortium for Embedded Inter-Networking Technologies (CEINT). He is a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. For information about his recent research projects visit

    Golden G. Richard III was born in 1964 in Jennings, LA. His research interests are in mobile computing, operating systems internals, and computer security, particularly digital forensics. Dr. Richard holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Orleans and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University, all in Computer Science. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans. He is also CTO and co-founder of Digital Forensics Solutions and a GIAC certified forensic analyst. Dr. Richard is the author of Service and Device Discovery: Protocols and Programming, published by McGraw-Hill in 2002. When he's not hacking, he can be found in his garden, covered in dirt, preparing a tasty dish or consuming jazz.

    Loren Schwiebert received the B.S. degree in Computer Science (with a dual major in Mathematics) from Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Since 1995 he has been a faculty member at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Chair of the Graduate Committee. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, wireless communication, and interconnection networks. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

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