Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Mobile Computing Course (Sommersemester 2006)

Website zum Kurs: http://www.cs.jyu.fi/~veijalai/mobilecomputingw03/index.html

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 10.05.2006
  • Lehrform:
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul


  • IT-Systems Engineering MA


The goals of the course are to make the participants aware of the basic concepts of mobile (or nomadic) computing, and closely related concepts, such as ubiquitous and wireless computing. During the course, a general overview on the structure of the terrestrial wireless networks (especially GSM and UMTS networks) is given; satellite networks are shortly introduced. After laying the ground, various aspects, problems and solutions in mobile computing are analysed. These include the mobile terminals and their properties, mobile applications and their development, and mobile data management problems environment. Further, the combination of Internet-based technologies and  mobile computing (WAP, Mobile IP, WWW, Mobile Internet) are discussed.The topics also cover location-based services and basic issues in mobile electronic commerce.


Basic knowledge in Operating Systems, Data Communications, and Database Management Systems; useful courses are also Digital Mobile Terminals and Wireless Systems


Unfortunately, there is not a good text book covering the course. Good journal in the area are

ACM MONET http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1383-469X

ACM WINET http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1022-0038

Mobile data management material can be found in

Pitoura &Samaras Data Management in Mobile Computing



Lern- und Lehrformen

Lectures and demonstrations


Passing this course requires an acceptable performance. This is checked in the final exam that will take place in July 2006

date and time: 14 july 2006, Friday 15:15 - 18:15Uhr,  HPI HS 1 


Tuesday  09:15 - 10:45 HPI A-2.1  (Start: 18.04.2006)

Thursday 09:15 - 10:45 HPI A-1.2