Pervasive handheld computing systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Studdert, Richard en O'Sullivan, Timothy 2013-05-21T09:01:09Z 2013-05-21T09:01:09Z 2005 2005
dc.identifier.citation O'Sullivan, T. 2005. Pervasive handheld computing systems. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
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dc.description.abstract The technological role of handheld devices is fundamentally changing. Portable computers were traditionally application specific. They were designed and optimised to deliver a specific task. However, it is now commonly acknowledged that future handheld devices need to be multi-functional and need to be capable of executing a range of high-performance applications. This thesis has coined the term pervasive handheld computing systems to refer to this type of mobile device. Portable computers are faced with a number of constraints in trying to meet these objectives. They are physically constrained by their size, their computational power, their memory resources, their power usage, and their networking ability. These constraints challenge pervasive handheld computing systems in achieving their multi-functional and high-performance requirements. This thesis proposes a two-pronged methodology to enable pervasive handheld computing systems meet their future objectives. The methodology is a fusion of two independent and yet complementary concepts. The first step utilises reconfigurable technology to enhance the physical hardware resources within the environment of a handheld device. This approach recognises that reconfigurable computing has the potential to dynamically increase the system functionality and versatility of a handheld device without major loss in performance. The second step of the methodology incorporates agent-based middleware protocols to support handheld devices to effectively manage and utilise these reconfigurable hardware resources within their environment. The thesis asserts the combined characteristics of reconfigurable computing and agent technology can meet the objectives of pervasive handheld computing systems. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
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dc.subject Handheld devices en
dc.subject Multi-functional en
dc.subject High-performance applications en
dc.subject Portable computers en
dc.subject Computational power en
dc.subject Memory resources en
dc.subject Power usage en
dc.subject Networking ability en
dc.subject Reconfigurable technology en
dc.subject System functionality en
dc.subject Agent-based middleware protocols en
dc.subject.lcsh Mobile computing. en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer science. en
dc.title Pervasive handheld computing systems en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Science) en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en Boole Centre for Research in Informatics en Computer Science en
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