Approach for constructing mobile applications using service proxies

Akihiro Hokimoto*, Kuniaki Kurihara, Tatsuo Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose software architecture using a notion of service proxies, that is a new framework for constructing applications in mobile computing environment. Our framework especially takes into account applications accessing services on Internet such as WWW browsers and MBONE conference tools. In our framework, an application is partitioned into two pieces, one piece runs on a mobile computer, and another piece runs on a stationary computer, where they are connected by wireless networks that may be replaced on the fly. The piece on a stationary computer is called a service proxy. The service proxy filters or caches data from servers before transmitting the data to the piece on a mobile computer. These two pieces are constructed by composing small objects whose composition can be dynamically reconfigured by adding or removing replaceable devices. The paper also presents a toolkit using our framework for building mobile applications easily.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1996 May 271996 May 30


OtherProceedings of the 1996 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CityHong Kong, Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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