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.
|Title of host publication||Enabling Context-Aware Web Services|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods, Architectures, and Technologies|
|Editors||Quan Z Sheng, Jian Yu, Schahram Dustdar|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton FL USA|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|