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CSE5501 - Mobile and distributed computing systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Arkady Zaslavsky


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)


Theoretical foundations of mobile computing systems, wireless networks, advanced mobile applications. Architectures of mobile distributed computing systems; wireless network classification and management; mobile distributed file systems; failure recovery, fault tolerance and reliability of mobile computing systems; replication in mobile distributed systems; case studies for distributed mobile database systems; mobile information systems; advanced mobile computing applications and the Internet; research trends; synchronisation and global time concepts; transaction management mechanisms for mobile computing.


Research paper and literature survey: 50%
Oral presentation: 15%
Practical work: 35%

Contact hours

4 hours per week