Mobile Information Systems

Infrastructure and Design for Adaptivity and Flexibility

  • Barbara Pernici

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Core Technologies for Mobile Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Pernici
      Pages 3-23
    3. M. Adorni, F. Arcelli, S. Bandini, L. Baresi, C. Batini, A. Bianchi et al.
      Pages 25-46
    4. D. Ardagna, A. Avenali, L. Baresi, D. Berardi, D. Bianchini, C. Cappiello et al.
      Pages 47-80
    5. M. Adorni, F. Arcelli, R. Baldoni, R. Beraldi, A. Limonta, M. Locatelli et al.
      Pages 81-114
  3. Enabling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. P. Giacomazzi, A. Lapiana, G. Mulas, L. Musumeci, G. Paltenghi, M. Pizzonia et al.
      Pages 117-153
    3. C. Bolchini, F. A. Schreiber, L. Tanca
      Pages 155-175
    4. D. Barretta, L. Breveglieri, P. Maistri, M. Monchiero, L. Negri, A. Pagni et al.
      Pages 177-206
  4. Design of Mobile Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. R. Torlone, T. Barbieri, E. Bertini, A. Bianchi, M. Billi, D. Bolchini et al.
      Pages 209-247
    3. D. Ardagna, L. Baresi, C. Batini, M. Brioschi, C. Cappiello, M. Comerio et al.
      Pages 249-264
    4. A. Corallo, G. Lorenzo, G. Solazzo, D. Arnone
      Pages 265-291
    5. T. Barbieri, A. Bianchi, S. Bruna, L. Mainetti, L. Sbattella
      Pages 293-304
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-354

About this book


Mobile devices allow users to access information resources and services over many different distribution channels – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Technical and usage characteristics of mobile systems are highly variable with respect to user capabilities and context characteristics, therefore an immense level of flexibility is required.

Barbara Pernici - with contributions by the research groups involved in the project - presents here a framework for mobile information systems, focussing on quality of service and adaptability at all architectural levels, ranging from adaptive applications to e-services, middleware, and infrastructural elements, as it was developed in the "Multichannel Adaptive Information Systems (MAIS)" project. The design models, methods, and tools developed in the project allow the realization of adaptive mobile information systems in a variety of different architectures.

The book is divided into three parts: core technologies for mobile information systems (e.g., adaptive middleware and flexible e-services), enabling technologies (like data management on small devices or adaptive low-power hardware architectures or wireless networks), and methodological aspects of mobile information systems design (such as service profiling or user interface and e-service design for context-aware applications). It provides researchers in academia and industry with a comprehensive vision on innovative aspects which can be used as a basis for the development of new frameworks and applications.


Quality of Service (QoS) architecture architectures context aware applications design development e-services information system learning environment low power architectures middleware pervasive computing ubiquitous computing user interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Pernici
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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