Mobile Middleware

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mobile Middleware

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS112: Data Structures and Algorithms

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Mobile middleware is an important pillar in the modern-day distributed computing systems. This course provides a comprehensive overview of mobile middleware technologies leading up to detailed treatment of core topical areas on messaging, publish/subscribe, and data synchronisation. Standards and Research systems including current state-of-the-art systems like Symbian, Java 2 Micro Edition, W3C technologies will be presented. Case studies related to mobile service platforms, mobile XML processing, thin clients, rich clients, and mobile servers would be also discussed.
    Course Content
    Topics covered include:
    - Introduction to mobile middleware architectures and platforms like Java ME, Symbian, and Android.
    - Principles and patterns for mobile computing.
    - Interoperability and standards (wireless communication standards, W3C standards, IETF standards)
    - Mobile Messaging Architecture, services.
    - Publish and Subscribe.
    - Data Synchronisation
    - Security, Scalability and reliability
    - Application and service case studies

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