Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120885602, 9780080458342

Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing

1st Edition

Authors: Pei Zheng Lionel Ni
eBook ISBN: 9780080458342
Paperback ISBN: 9780120885602
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 16th December 2005
Page Count: 350
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This in-depth technical guide is an essential resource for anyone involved in the development of “smart” mobile wireless technology, including devices, infrastructure, and applications. Written by researchers active in both academic and industry settings, it offers both a big-picture introduction to the topic and detailed insights into the technical details underlying all of the key trends. Smart Phone and Next-Generation Mobile Computing shows you how the field has evolved, its real and potential current capabilities, and the issues affecting its future direction. It lays a solid foundation for the decisions you face in your work, whether you’re a manager, engineer, designer, or entrepreneur.

Key Features

  • Covers the convergence of phone and PDA functionality on the terminal side, and the integration of different network types on the infrastructure side
  • Compares existing and anticipated wireless technologies, focusing on 3G cellular networks and wireless LANs
  • Evaluates terminal-side operating systems/programming environments, including Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, J2ME, and Linux
  • Considers the limitations of existing terminal designs and several pressing application design issues
  • Explores challenges and possible solutions relating to the next phase of smart phone development, as it relates to services, devices, and networks
  • Surveys a collection of promising applications, in areas ranging from gaming to law enforcement to financial processing


Technical professionals and academic researchers in design/development of mobile wireless technologies; graduate students in wireless networks or mobile computing

Table of Contents

CH 1: Introduction to Smart Phone and Mobile Computing / CH 2: The Next Wave of Computing / CH 3: Supporting Wireless Technologies / CH 4: Mobile Terminal Platforms / CH 5: Mobile Networking Challenges / CH 6: Mobile Security and Privacy / CH 7: Mobile Application Challenges


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About the Author

Pei Zheng

Pei Zheng, is a Senior Architect with Carrier Devices, LLC, in Redmond, WA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, USA; Consultant in mobile wireless sevices

Lionel Ni

Lionel M. Ni earned his PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1980. He is Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Michigan State University. His research interests include parallel architectures, distributed systems, high-speed networks, and pervasive computing. A fellow of IEEE, Dr. Ni has chaired many professional conferences and received a number of awards

for authoring outstanding papers. His paper (with Chris Glass) ``The Turn Model for Adaptive Routing'' was selected as one of the 41 most significant impact papers in the last 25 years in computer architecture in 1998. He also won the Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award in 1994.

Dr. Ni has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and IEEE Transactions on Computers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of Computer Science Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


"This book provides a balanced and in-depth coverage and fresh perspectives of the state-of-the-art mobile computing technologies, from radio interface, to software platform to emerging applications." --Dr.Ya-Qin Zhang, Microsoft Corporation

"Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing is essential reading for any professionals and students involved in this dynamic field. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of fundamentals and covers the most recent technology advances. It describes not only how, but also why, through many insightful examples." --Dr. Wei Zhao, National Science Foundation

"This book presents a detailed and comprehensive exposition of all important technologies related to mobile communication and pervasive application development using smart phones. This is a timely publication and it would be a very useful resource for educators, researchers, and developers in this field." --Professor Anand Tripathi, University of Minnesota

"This book is something else. It is not often that you see a book that is as up to date as this one while also covering a broad swath of wireless technology...this book is very much up to date and a good reference to all the most current wireless technologies." --Electronic Design, Louis E. Frenzel, July 2006

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