Keynote 3: Ubiquitous Mobile Computing: MANET, Sensor, Mesh Networks and
their Integration with the Internet
Dr. Bin Xie, InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA
Summary: With an explosive growth of wireless communication and computational devices, ubiquitous mobile computation and communication technologies have received unparallel attention from both the academia and industry. Recently, a number of significant advances have been made in these technologies, with the target of offering more exciting and efficient services for different application scenarios, at anytime and anywhere. These advances have ranged from the development of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) for disaster applications, embedded wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring applications, and startling discovery of wireless mesh networks that promises to ensure high bandwidth Internet access to mobile users by using multi-hop, multi-channel, and multi-radio technology. These recent developments not only have kindled considerable interest in the study of different ubiquitous computing technologies, but also have fostered unusual civilian, industrial, and military applications. The applications for users necessitate different performance requirements in deploying these technologies, design issues for ubiquitous computing are extremely complicated and there are a number of technical challenges that need to be explored with the consideration of the diverse applications, mobility scenarios, and many other issues. The talk is to discuss some fundamental issues on the concepts, protocols, algorithms, results, and challenges of this area of ubiquitous computing.