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Dr. Anup Kumar and Dr. Bin Xie Publish Handbook

Dr. Anup Kumar completed his PhD from NCSU and is currently a professor of CECS Department at the University of Louisville and the director of Mobile Information Network and Distributed Systems (MINDS) Lab. His research interests include wireless and mobile systems, routing in adhoc and sensor networks, distributed algorithm implementation, QoS-based Web services, seamless mobile computing environment, and wireless content delivery over the Internet.

Dr. Bin Xie received his MSc and PhD (with honors) in computer science and computer engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He was a post doc at the University of Cincinnati from 2006 to 2008. He thereafter was a visiting scholar at the NEC C&C Innovation Research Laboratories and Carnegie Mellon University CyLab Japan. Dr. Xie is the founder and currently the president of InfoBeyond Technology LLC. InfoBeyond researches, simulates, prototypes, develops, and delivers useful networking products for wireless mobile communications and information processes.

From fundamental concepts and theories to implementation protocols and cutting-edge applications, the Handbook of Mobile Systems Applications and Services supplies a complete examination of the evolution of mobile services technologies. It examines service-oriented architecture (SOA) and explains why SOA and service oriented computing (SOC) will play key roles in the development of future mobile services.

Investigating current service discovery frameworks, the book covers the basics of mobile services and applications developed in various contexts. The first section provides readers with the required background in mobile services architecture. Next, it details of middleware support for mobile services. The final section discusses security and applications of mobile services. Containing the contributions of leading researchers and academics from around the world, the book:

  • Introduces a new location-based access control model
  • Unveils a simple, yet powerful enhancement that enables Web services to locally manage workflow dependencies and handle messages resulting from multiple workflows
  • Examines an event-based location aware query model that continuously aggregates data in specific areas around mobile sensors of interest
  • Addresses the problem of location-based access control in the context of privacy protection
  • Presents a layered architecture of context-aware middleware
  • iders the development of assistive technology solutions for the blind or visually impaired

Dicussing architecture for supporting multi-mode terminals in integrated heterogeneous wireless networks, this book addresses the network availability constraint to serve all mobile services originating from a single-user terminal. It examines QoS protocols and their enhancements in supporting user mobility. Analyzing mobile services security vulnerabilities, it details security design best practices that mobile service developers can use to improve the security of their mobile systems.

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