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Mobile Web services provide access to Web content anywhere and anytime. This book describes key network elements, software components, and software protocols needed to realize these services, including the concept of user context and its potential to create personalized services. Examined mobile Web functions include location representation and tracking, security schemes, content personalization approaches, privacy mechanisms, and XSLT processing for browser content generation. The author reviews the WAP and i-mode architectures, latest mobile phone features, and describes key aspects of browser mark-up languages (WML, cHTML, and XHTML MP). Ontology concepts to enable the wireless Semantic Web are described and this book puts forward a novel definition and categorization of mobile user context in RDF Schema. An elaborated case-study of a mobile network with code samples in XML and Java is included. The book is intended for wireless Web architects, network managers, and graduate students in electrical engineering and computer science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521830492
ISBN-10: 0521830494
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ariel Pashtan

ARIEL PASHTAN is president of Aware Networks, Inc., developing Web-based services and enabling technologies for the wireless Internet. He has over 20 years of software research and development experience working for Motorola, IBM, Gould, and Israel Aircraft Industries. His academic experience includes appointments at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, directing students' research projects, and teaching operating systems courses.