Panel Moderator: Panos K. Chrysanthis (University of Pittsburgh)
Title: 20 Years of Mobile Data Management Research: Vision and Reality
Since the first research papers on mobile computing (c. 1989),
enabled by the phenomenal progress of portable computers in the
last 25 years, the vision of mobile computing some times has been
riding the technology wave and other times has been ahead of the
technology wave. As a result over the years, mobile computing has
appeared under many aliases and new meanings: Portable, Nomadic,
Mobile and Wireless, Pervasive, Invisible and Ubiquitous Computing.
Irrespective of the alias, power-aware, context-aware, location-aware,
mobile and wireless data management has been in the core of mobile
computing and its vision can been simply summarized in three letters AAA:
Anywhere, Anytime and in Any way/form.
The goal of the panel is to discuss (1) to what extend this vision
of reliable access to information and services anywhere, anytime and
anyway has been achieved, for example, with smart phones - today's pervasive
mobile device and (2) how research in mobile and wireless data management can
continue to be transformative.
Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington, USA
Le Gruenwal, University of Oklahoma, USA
Stratis D. Viglas, University of Edinburgh, UK
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