Journal of Computer Networks and Communications

Miscellaneous Service Delivery to Modern Mobile Devices

Publishing date
12 Oct 2012
Submission deadline
25 May 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

2Department of Telecommunications and Multimedia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

3Wireless Telecommunications Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Miscellaneous Service Delivery to Modern Mobile Devices


Within the framework of wireless telecommunications technology convergence issues, the ability of current mobile devices to support new services is practically limitless. The philosophy in this case is to provide to the users the option for supporting total service continuity based on seamless transfer mode from one network to another. The new era in modern service provision from the user’s point of view is to offer the “always connected option” in indoor and outdoor environments. The new communication services will be based on specific communication platforms, by taking into account input information from embedded sensors (i.e., accelerometers, proximity, GPS, etc.). The hardware and software complexity of these devices is estimated to be very high. This led us to device utilization issues, not only from communication point of view but also for device smartness purposes. Modern mobile devices can be used in the health care sector (e.g., home care service) and in the transportation sector (e.g., vehicle telemetry services). Multimedia services form very interesting segment of the services.

A variety of wireless telecommunication services need the position information for real-time service operation; for this reason either almost all modern devices are equipped with GPS sensor or alternative positioning solutions can be implemented if GPS signal is not presented or its corresponding received signal strength level is too low. Hostile wireless mobile environment impacts on delivering of the services. Each service is sensitive on the immediate status of radio channel in different ways. The limitation of the facts is very important as well as the services design. Each service should be characterized by specific Quality of Service (QoS) levels. The specific QoS parameters like localization accuracy, delay, and so forth define corresponding QoS level. For some services, those parameters are not well defined.

This special issue is addressed to researchers and engineers in both academia and industry sectors to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of the above stated philosophy.

We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles on research and development of described services areas with mobile devices. These include solutions that are directly designed for the mobile devices covered by wireless networks and solutions that are not directly designed for such use, but have potential for it. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New service design for mobile devices
  • An impact of wireless mobile environment on service delivery investigation
  • Wireless technology convergence issues focused on the development of new services
  • QoS definition for various kind of services

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