Mobile Database Systems
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VIJAY KUMAR, PhD, is Professor of Computer Science and Informatics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Dr. Kumar has served as a consultant to the United Nations and Sprint PCS and is on the editorial review board of several peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include recovery and security in mobile database systems, workflow on the Web, mobile computing databases, data warehousing, and Web security.


Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. Mobile Database System. 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Types of Mobility. 1.3 Summary. References. 2. Wireless Network Communication. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Continuous Connectivity. 2.3 Summary. References. 3. Location and Handoff Management. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Summary. References. 4. Fundamentals of Database Technology. 4.1 Conventional Database Architecture. 4.2 Database Processing. 4.3 Serialization of Transactions. 4.4 Advanced Transaction Models. 4.5 Summary. References. 5. Introduction to Concurrency Control Mechanisms. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Summary. References. 6. Data Processing and Mobility. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Effect of Mobility on the management of Data. 6.3 Summary. References. 7. Transaction Management in Mobile Database Systems. 7.1 Mobile Database System. 7.2 Transaction Execution in MDS. 7.3 Mobile Transaction Model. 7.4 Execution Model Based on ACID Transaction Framework. 7.5 Pre-write Transaction Execution Model. 7.6 Mobile Transaction Model. 7.7 Data Consistency in Intermittent Connectivity. 7.8 The Consistency Model. 7.9 Weak Connectivity Operation. 7.10 A Consistency Restoration Schema. 7.11 Discussion. 7.12 Related Work. 7.13 Concurrency Control Mechanism. 7.14 Transaction Commit. 7.15 Commitment of Mobile Transactions. 7.16 Transaction Commitment in Mobile Database Systems. 7.17 Summary. References. 8. Mobile Database Recovery. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Log Management in Mobile Database Systems. 8.3 Mobile Database Recovery Schemes. 8.4 Summary. References. 9. Wireless Information Broadcast. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Broadcast Disk. 9.3 Broadcast Infrastructure. 9.4 Exponential Index. 9.5 Location-Based Indexing. 9.6 On-Demand Data Scheduling. 9.7 Data Dissemination System. 9.8 Summary. References. Glossary. Index.