Evaluation of a location management system for wireless communicating mobile computers

Hideki Shimada, Shigeaki Tagashira, Tsuneo Nakanishi, Akira Fukuda

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Mobile hosts can acquire location-dependent information at any place and be connected to a network from anywhere with wireless communication devices such as cellular phones, wireless LAN, etc. In such an environment we aim to construct a system software on which mobile hosts can share the location-dependent information with other hosts. It is, however, difficult for users who request location-dependent information to identify mobile hosts providing the information, since the system presents no mechanism to specify hosts by geographic location. In this paper we propose a location management system that manages locations of mobile hosts and enables users to specify location-dependent informations by their geographic locations. Since the location management system is employed for mobile computing, the system has the mechanism to reduce the overhead of location management on wireless communication. Moreover, we implement a part of this system and show that this system is suitable for mobile environment through the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Communications Technologies and Network Applications - International Conference, ICOIN 2002, Revised Papers
EditorsIlyoung Chong
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)3540442553, 9783540442554
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002 - Cheju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jan 30 2002Feb 1 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju Island

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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