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FIT5046

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • develop knowledge of the approaches and methods for building distributed and mobile computing systems;
  • be familiar with the currently available models and approaches to building mobile and distributed computing systems;
  • have developed practical skills in the use of these models and approaches, so that they will be able to select and apply the appropriate tools for a particular case;
  • be aware of the current research directions in the field and their possible outcomes.

Assessment

Research paper and literature survey: 40%; Oral presentation: 10%; Practical work: 40%; Tutorial work/Group presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Shonali Krishnaswamy

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

Recommended background in Data Communications, Networking, Databases, Java Programming.

Prohibitions

CSE5501

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5046/