UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI|
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE - THE NODES GROUP
Recent developments in wireless communication and personal computer technology have laid a new foundation for mobile computing. Modern portable computers and wireless connections over a cellular telephone network have created a new platform for distributed information processing where mobile users have access to information stores anytime and independent of his or her present location.
The goal of the MOWGLI project is to study, design and test a data communication architecture for a pan-European GSM-based mobile data service and to develop a prototype based on that architecture. The environment of an application consists of mobile PC's, which can be connected, through a mobile phone, to any part of a fixed data communication network. The work in the project will concentrate on the architectural aspects which support the mobility of the client, allow client applications to operate in a disconnected or in a weakly connected mode, and hide the problems of the wireless connection.
The MOWGLI project is a member of the NODES group.
February 29, 2000