Mobile query processing-taxonomy, issues and challenges

Diya Thomas*, Sabu M. Thampi

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With advancement in wireless technologies like development of Wireless Application Protocol and third generation mobile system that has many powerful capabilities like storage of small database, query processing in mobile environment has become a hottest topic of research. Lot of research work is done on how to do efficient query processing in mobile environment taking into consideration the asymmetric features of mobile environment like low battery power, reduced communication bandwidth, frequent network disconnection. The query processing in a mobile environment involves join processing among different sites which include servers and mobile computers. Because of the presence of asymmetric features in a mobile computing environment and also the need for energy saving, the conventional distributed query processing cannot be directly applied to a mobile computing system. Now with advent of location based services and GPS enabled mobile devices different types of queries to obtain location based information has evolved in mobile environment like location dependent queries, location aware queries etc. Processing of such queries is another area of research. This paper deals with the mobile query processing with special focus on classification of mobile queries and issues in mobile query processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computing and Communications
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference, ACC 2011, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsAjith Abraham, Jamie Lloret Mauri, John F. Buford, Junichi Suzuki, Sabu M. Thampi
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642227097
ISBN (Print)9783642227080
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ACC 2011 - Kochi, India
Duration: 22 Jul 201124 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume190 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference1st International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ACC 2011


  • Location based service
  • Mobile database
  • Query processing


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