MDM 2005
6th International Conference on Mobile Data Management

Sponsored by University of Cyprus

In Cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE and ACM SIGMOD

Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 9-13, 2005

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Tutorial 3: Dynamic Data Management in Mobile Ad hoc Networks


Dr. Sanjay Madria, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA


Data Management in mobile ad hoc networks need dynamic data management due to fragile wireless connection and devices with very limited capacity. Also, traditional methods of data management in mobile environment generally consider only single hop client-server communication. On the other hand, in mobile ad hoc computing, the network communication is multi-hop. Most mobile technologies physically support broadcast data management mechanism and a node can take advantage of push to disseminate information to all mobile clients in its cell. However, nodes have limited battery power which needs to be preserved. In this tutorial, I will discuss data management issues in a mobile ad hoc environment. I will provide insights into the tradeoffs inherent in data management algorithms in mobile ad hoc computing environment.

Issues in sensor data processing and pervasive computing Tutorial slides will be provided along with copies of the some of the papers I wrote in this area including two tutorial book chapters which appeared recently.


  1. Mobile Ad hoc Data Management Architecture
  2. Dynamic Replication and Cache Management
  3. Location and Context Aware Data Management
  4. Broadcasting and Data Management
  5. Transaction Management in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Intended audience

This tutorial is designed for academicians and researchers working in the area of wireless data processing. It is to help computer and database professionals/business analysts, such as, database and system administrators, designers, project and technical managers, people involved in planning, designing, developing, implementing and administrating wireless applications. It is also for students of computer and information science who are pursuing or planning to pursue a higher research degree.


Sanjay Kumar Madria received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 1995. He is an Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, at University of Missouri-Rolla, USA. Earlier he was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. He has also held appointments at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has published more than 100 Journal and conference papers in the areas of mobile data management, web warehousing and nested transaction management. He is the co-author of a book in the area of web warehousing published by Springer in Nov 2003. He has organized International conferences, workshops and presented tutorials in the areas of mobile data and web computing. He has given invited talks and served as panelists in National Science Foundation, USA and Swedish Research Council. His research is supported by NSF, DOE, UMRB and Industry. He is IEEE Senior Member.

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