Toward seamless collaboration between mobile devices and computers

Hiroaki Fukuda, Yoshikazu Yamamoto

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Abstract

This paper presents IBrowser, a novel approach to enabling mobile users to perform their tasks seamlessly by collaboration between mobile devices and PCs in a pervasive computing environment. In the last few years, mobile devices such as PDAs and cellular phones have become small and powerful and provide network connectivity, because of this, a large number of people are using such devices. However, it is difficult for people to complete all tasks with a mobile device because of hardware limitations such as screen size and input methods. At the same time, it has become usual to use several low-end PCs in a network. Consequently, people use both mobile devices and PCs on a case-by-case basis to complete their tasks, often switching between them mid-task. Unfortunately, applications for mobile devices are not designed to collaborate with PCs, and so people have to manage the transfer of data and application states between mobile devices and PCs manually. This paper describes a system called IBrowser that allows mobile devices to communicate with PCs directly and lets users easily transfer data and browser application states between the two devices without having to do so manually. This paper also describes the design and prototype implementation of IBrowser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009
Pages137-143
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 172009 Aug 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009

Conference

Conference13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period09/8/1709/8/19

Keywords

  • Ad-hoc network
  • Human computer interaction
  • Mobile device
  • Pervasive computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Fukuda, H., & Yamamoto, Y. (2009). Toward seamless collaboration between mobile devices and computers. In Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009 (pp. 137-143). (Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2009).