Research challenges in mobile web services

Chii Chang, Sea Ling, Shonali Krishnaswamy

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    Mobile devices such as smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDA), or ultra-portable computers are used as the medium for accessing heterogeneous distributed services in smart environment or mobile Internet. As the Web becomes mobile, it raises various challenges that make it unique and distinct to the traditional Web service approaches. Moreover, since mobile devices evolved, hosting Web services in mobile devices has become a reality. It brings about many possibilities such as using a mobile device as a moveable context information collector. However, it also raises many challenges derived from various areas such as resource constraints, interoperability, lack of standards, availability of tools, and other management-related issues. This chapter describes these challenges and indicates possible research directions particularly the area of mobile peer-to-peer Web services and enabling context-aware mobility support for Web services.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnabling Context-Aware Web Services
    Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Architectures, and Technologies
    EditorsQuan Z Sheng, Jian Yu, Schahram Dustdar
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton FL USA
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)9781439809860
    ISBN (Print)9781439809853
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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