Heloise Manica, Murilo S. de Camargo


Caching remote data in local storage of a mobile client has been considered an effective solution to improve system performance for data management in mobile computing applications. In this paper, we propose a taxonomy for cache management in mobile database systems. The aim is to provide a unifying framework for the problem of caching in mobile computing, then a comparative review of the work done in this area up to now. Such a framework, with the associated analysis of the existing approaches, provides a basis for identifying strengths and weaknesses of individual methodologies, as well as general guidelines for future improvements and extensions.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Manica H. and S. de Camargo M. (2004). CACHING ESTRATEGIES FOR MOBILE DATABASES . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 545-551. DOI: 10.5220/0002616205450551

in Bibtex Style

author={Heloise Manica and Murilo S. de Camargo},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Manica H.
AU - S. de Camargo M.
PY - 2004
SP - 545
EP - 551
DO - 10.5220/0002616205450551