CS 795 Advanced Distributed Systems and Applications

-- Special Topics on Mobile Internet Access

Instructor: Dr. Songqing Chen
Office: 5319 Engineering Building
Phone: 703-993-3176
E-mail: sqchen AT cs dot gmu dot edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m, or by appointment
Course Homepage: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~sqchen/courses/CS795S10


This class focuses on the advanced mobile Internet accesses, discussing emerging techniques for mobile devices and emerging Internet applications for mobile accesses. The following topics will be covered: fundamentals in wireless networks and mobile computing, different types of mobile and wireless networks (e.g. WLAN, Vehicular networks, Celluar networks, DTNs), power management, location management, privacy and security, content delivery to mobile devices, QoS for various Internet applications. We are going to study these systems in depth by discussing merits and limits of different systems and conflicts and synergy among different systems.


CS 555 or the permission from the intructor.



This is a paper reading based and project-oriented course. Students are required to write brief summary of some discussed papers, to present selected papers, and to complete a self-selected project. Students in this class will experience the entire procedure of identifying a problem, defending her/his proposal, and completing a project. There are no mid-term or final. Your final grade is a combination of the writing (15%), presentation (15%), and project (70%).


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Dr. Songqing Chen Dept. of Computer Science George Mason University