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The Challenges of Mobile Computing

George H. Forman and John Zahorjan

One-line summary: Surrounding mobile computing are a number of challenges; radio characteristics are inherently poor, mobility implies address migration and location dependency, and portability implies limitations on physical device characteristics.

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This paper attacks mobile computing from a computer science perspective, focusing on the impact of wireless communications on network properties, systems properties, and properties visible to the end-user.


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