Mobile Processes and Mobile Channels

Mobile Processes and Mobile Channels

K. Chalmers (Napier University, Scotland)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8.ch096
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Abstract

Since the late 1990s there has been an explosion of new Internet technologies, making the Internet a primary medium for academic, business, and focus interest groups. As a result, new applications are constantly emerging and evolving. Couple this with the concept of mobility, something that is all around us today, and it can be seen that new applications require vastly different characteristics to those envisioned by the original Internet architects. For example, point-to-point IP traffic was designed to allow stationary parties to communicate, but when one of these parties becomes mobile with a wirelessly enabled mobile device, the original models become more difficult to implement.

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