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Author Clarke, Michael ♦ Fitzpatrick, Tom ♦ Coulson, Geoff ♦ Yr, Lancaster La
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Present Day System Flexibility ♦ Differing Level ♦ Low Speed Wireless Network ♦ Adaptive System Support ♦ Wide Fluctuation ♦ High Speed Network ♦ Distributed System Support ♦ Fixed Network ♦ Introduction Future Computer User ♦ Mobile End-systems ♦ Main Aim
Description Introduction Future computer users will work with a variety of end-systems which, at any given time, will either be disconnected, weakly connected by low speed wireless networks such as GSM or WaveLAN, or fully connected by fixed networks ranging from Ethernet to ATM. The level of connectivity will vary over time as a consequence of the mobility of the user. Ideally, these changes in connectivity should be hidden as much as possible from the user who will want to use the same applications (e.g. videoconferencing) over low speed wireless networks as they are used to using over high speed networks. Unfortunately, with present day systems such flexibility is not possible as applications and end-systems are incapable of intelligently adapting their behaviour in the face of wide fluctuations in quality of service (QoS). The main aim of our research is thus to investigate the development of distributed systems support to manage the differing levels of connectivity and
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-01-01
Publisher Institution In Proceedings of the Third IEEE Communication Networks Symposium