Hagen Höpfner, Christian Bunse


Recent advances in wireless technology have led to mobile computing, a new dimension in data communication and processing. Market observers predict an emerging market with millions of mobile users carrying small, battery-powered terminals equipped with wireless connection, and as a result, the way people use information resources is predicted. However,the realization of mobile information systems (mIS) is affected by the users need to handle complex data sets as well as the restrictions of used devices and networks. Hence, software engineering has to bridge the gab between both worlds, and thus, has to balance given resources. Extensive wireless data transmissions, that is expensive, slow, and energy intensive can - for example - be reduced if mobile clients cache received data locally. In this short paper we discuss, which and how resources are substitutable in order to enable more complex, more reliable and more efficient mIS. Therefore, we analyze the resources used for data management with mobile devices and show how they can be considered by software development approaches in order to implement mIS.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Höpfner H. and Bunse C. (2007). RESOURCE SUBSTITUTION FOR THE REALIZATION OF MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-06-7, pages 283-289. DOI: 10.5220/0001332702830289

in Bibtex Style

author={Hagen Höpfner and Christian Bunse},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
SN - 978-989-8111-06-7
AU - Höpfner H.
AU - Bunse C.
PY - 2007
SP - 283
EP - 289
DO - 10.5220/0001332702830289