6204: ADVANCED TOPICS IN SYSTEMS - MOBILE COMPUTING.
This course is offered for those who are interested in
understanding and building systems support mechanisms for
mobile computing systems including
client-server web/database/file systems, and
mobile ad hoc and sensor networks for achieveing
the goal of anytime, anywhere computing in wireless mobile environments.
The technologies involved to realize such a system will be covered and
the fundamental concepts of mobile computing are introduced.
These include mobility and service management, data management,
routing in mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, and
security issues for mobile systems.
While mobile computing covers many topics, in this course our main focus
will be on mobility, data and service management, and security
issues in mobile computing environments.
Students are expected to be familiar with
basic concepts in Operating Systems and Networks in this class.
Mobility and Location Management (1 week)
Data and Resource Management (2 weeks)
Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (2 weeks)
Security for Mobile and Wireless Computing (1 week)
Paper presentation and discussion (6 weeks)
All students must observe
the Graduate Honor Code. No cheating, plagiarism,
academic sabotage allowed in this class.
Violated students will be reported to Virginia Tech's
Graduate Honor System.
All tests/assignments turned in should add a
Pledge for Assignment clause as follows at the beginning:
I pledge that this test/assignment has been completed in
compliance with the Graduate Honor Code and that I have
neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this
All assignments will be due at the specified deadline.
Late assignments turned in will be
penalized 20% off for each day late.
Each student will choose a paper from the paper list to present.
During the presentation period, no absence is allowed.
Participation will be counted toward your grade.
Each student must prepare a PowerPoint file for the paper to be
presented. The presentation will be graded based on the following
criteria: organization of presentation (20%);
material understanding (30%); clearness of presentation (10%);
and whether the presentation conveys the main idea (40%).