DIMACS Series in
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science

VOLUME Fifty Two
TITLE: "Mobile Networks and Computing"
EDITORS: Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Panos Pardalos and D. Frank Hsu

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Advances in the technologies of networking, wireless communications, and miniaturization of computers have lead to rapid development in mobile communication infrastructure and have engendered a new paradigm of computing. Users carrying portable devices can now move freely about while remaining connected to the network. This "portability" allows for access to information from anywhere and at any time. The flexibility has resulted in new levels of complexity not encountered previously in software and protocol design for wired networking.

New challenges in designing software systems for mobile networks include location and mobility management, channel allocation, power conservation, and more. In this book, renowned researchers in the field address these aspects of mobile networking.


Foreword						     xi

Preface							   xiii

Stochastic modeling of a single TCP/IP session over 
  a random loss channel 
    A.-H. A. Abou-Zeid, M. Azizoglu, and S. Roy		      1

Tracking of multi-level modulation formats for DS/CDMA 
  systems in a slowly fading channel 
    A. F. Almutairi, S. L. Miller, and H. A. Latchman	     19

An adaptive concurrency control protocol for mobile
    E. Bertino, E. Pagani, and G. P. Rossi		     31

Supporting adaptive-QOS over multiple time scales in 
  wireless networks 
    J. Gomez and A. T. Campbell				     51

Using self-stabilization to design adaptive multicast 
  protocols for mobile ad hoc networks 
    S. K. S. Gupta and P. K. Srimani			     67

The design and performance of mobile TCP for wireless 
    Z. J. Haas and A. Warkhedi				     85

Supporting transaction service handoff in mobile
    A. (Sumi) Helal, J. Jing, and A. Elmagarmid		    123

How to combine a column and row generation method with 
  a column or row elimination procedure-Application to 
  a channel assignment problem 
    B. Jaumard, C. Meyer, and T. Vovor			    149

On mobility and agents 
    A. Joshi						    161

Multiplexed serial wireless connectivity for palmtop 
    I. Korpeoglu, P. Bhagwat, C. Bisdikian, 
      and M. Naghshineh					    171

A cluster-based checkpointing scheme for mobile 
  computing on wide area network 
    J.-P. Lin, S.-Y. Kuo, and Y. Huang			    177

A GRASP for frequency assignment in mobile radio 
    X. Liu, P. M. Pardalos, S. Rajasekaran, 
      and M. G. C. Resende				    195

Multicriteria optimization for frequency assignment 
    R. A. Murphey, P. M. Pardalos, and E. Pasiliao	    203

Randomized initialization protocols for packet radio
    T. Hayashi, K. Nakano, and S. Olariu		    221

Energy-conserving software design for mobile computers 
    K. Naik and D. S. L. Wei				    237

Software implementation strategies for power-conscious 
    K. Naik and D. S. L. Wei				    259

Impact of unidirectional links in wireless ad-hoc 
    R. Prakash and M. Singhal				    281

On frequency assignment in cellular networks 
    S. Rajasekaran, K. Naik, and D. Wei			    293

An agent-based architecture for securing mobile IP 
    X. Yi, S. Kitazawa, H. Sakazaki, E. Okamoto, 
      and D. F. Hsu					    303

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