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Mobile Networks and Computing
Edited by: Sanguthevar Rajasekaran and Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, and D. Frank Hsu, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS.

DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
2000; 314 pp; hardcover
Volume: 52
ISBN-10: 0-8218-1547-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-1547-2
List Price: US$120
Member Price: US$96
Order Code: DIMACS/52
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Advances in the technologies of networking, wireless communications, and miniaturization of computers have lead to rapid development in mobile communication infrastructure and have engendered a new paradigm of computing. Users carrying portable devices can now move freely about while remaining connected to the network. This "portability" allows for access to information from anywhere and at any time. The flexibility has resulted in new levels of complexity not encountered previously in software and protocol design for wired networking.

New challenges in designing software systems for mobile networks include location and mobility management, channel allocation, power conservation, and more. In this book, renowned researchers in the field address these aspects of mobile networking.

Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1-7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in computer science; engineers.

Table of Contents

  • A.-H. A. Abou-Zeid, M. Azizoglu, and S. Roy -- Stochastic modeling of a single TCP/IP session over a random loss channel
  • A. F. Almutairi, S. L. Miller, and H. A. Latchman -- Tracking of multi-level modulation formats for DS/CDMA systems in a slowly fading channel
  • E. Bertino, E. Pagani, and G. P. Rossi -- An adaptive concurrency control protocol for mobile transactions
  • J. Gomez and A. T. Campbell -- Supporting adaptive-QOS over multiple time scales in wireless networks
  • S. K. S. Gupta and P. K. Srimani -- Using self-stabilization to design adaptive multicast protocols for mobile ad hoc networks
  • Z. J. Haas and A. Warkhedi -- The design and performance of mobile TCP for wireless networks
  • A. (Sumi) Helal, J. Jing, and A. Elmagarmid -- Supporting transaction service handoff in mobile environments
  • B. Jaumard, C. Meyer, and T. Vovor -- How to combine a column and row generation method with a column or row elimination procedure-Application to a channel assignment problem
  • A. Joshi -- On mobility and agents
  • I. Korpeoglu, P. Bhagwat, C. Bisdikian, and M. Naghshineh -- Multiplexed serial wireless connectivity for palmtop computers
  • J.-P. Lin, S.-Y. Kuo, and Y. Huang -- A cluster-based checkpointing scheme for mobile computing on wide area network
  • X. Liu, P. M. Pardalos, S. Rajasekaran, and M. G. C. Resende -- A GRASP for frequency assignment in mobile radio networks
  • R. A. Murphey, P. M. Pardalos, and E. Pasiliao -- Multicriteria optimization for frequency assignment
  • T. Hayashi, K. Nakano, and S. Olariu -- Randomized initialization protocols for packet radio networks
  • K. Naik and D. S. L. Wei -- Energy-conserving software design for mobile computers
  • K. Naik and D. S. L. Wei -- Software implementation strategies for power-conscious systems
  • R. Prakash and M. Singhal -- Impact of unidirectional links in wireless ad-hoc networks
  • S. Rajasekaran, K. Naik, and D. Wei -- On frequency assignment in cellular networks
  • X. Yi, S. Kitazawa, H. Sakazaki, E. Okamoto, and D. F. Hsu -- An agent-based architecture for securing mobile IP
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