Accession Number : ADA293107

Title :   A Programming Interface for Application-Aware Adaptation in Mobile Computing.

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Noble, Brian D. ; Price, Morgan ; Satyanarayanan, M.

PDF Url : ADA293107

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Mobile clients face wide variations in network conditions and local resource availability when accessing remote data. Coping with this uncertainty requires the ability to retrieve and present data at varying degrees of fidelity In this paper we present application-aware adaptation as a solution to this problem. The essence of our solution is a collaborative partnership between applications and the operating system. We describe the Odyssey API for application-aware adaptation and demonstrate its use in accessing two types of data: video and maps.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, UNCERTAINTY, COMPUTATIONS, PROTOTYPES, AVAILABILITY, MOBILE, DATA ACQUISITION, ACCESS, RESOURCES, COMPUTER NETWORKS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE