Issue No. 09 - September (2002 vol. 13)
<p>In recent years, the areas of mobile computing and wireless networks have seen explosive growth both in terms of the number of services provided and the types of technologies that have become available. Indeed, cellular telephony, radio paging, cellular data, and even rudimentary cellular multimedia services have become commonplace and the demand for enhanced capabilities will continue to grow into the foreseeable future. It is anticipated that, in the not-so-distant future, mobile users will be able to access their data and other services, such as electronic mail, video telephony, stock market news, map services, electronic banking, while on the move. Already today, there are more portable phones than computers connected to the Internet. However, the trend toward the Internet with its protocols around IP as the common basis for all communication applications seems to be quite clear.</p>
S. Olariu and K. Nakano, "Guest Editors' Introduction to Special Section on Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 13, no. , pp. 865, 2002.