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FIT5046

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Evening)

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.

Outcomes

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

In-semester assessment: 100%

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Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

CSE5501

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