An Information Announcement System Based on WWW for Mobile Computers

Shigeaki TAGASHIRA  Keniti NAGATOMO  Keizo SAISHO  Akira FUKUDA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E81-A   No.7   pp.1387-1395
Publication Date: 1998/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Fundamentals of Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Network)
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Keyword: 
announcement system,  mobile computers,  local resources,  WWW,  implementation,  evaluation,  

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Summary: 
With the advance of computer technologies, mobile computers can hold many local resources in themselves. In many cases it is impossible to announce local resources on them because almost information announcement systems are not designed for them. In this paper, an information announcement system for mobile computers based on WWW is proposed. The system efficiently announces resources on mobile computers independently of whether they are connected to a network or not, and wherever they are connected. The system can also select suitable announcement methods according to the type of resources. We implement a prototype of proposed system and evaluate it. The result of evaluation confirms effectiveness of the proposed system.