A Seminar Report On

SECURITY IN MOBILE DATABASE SYSTEMS

Submitted By :Pankaj Menaria

Yash Vyas
Kamlesh Jain

A Seminar Report On
SECURITY IN MOBILE DATABASE SYSTEMS
In partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of

Bachelor of Engineering In Computer Engineering
SUBMITTED BY:

Pankaj Menaria Yash Vyas Kamlesh Jain

Under the Guidance of

Mr. Ajay Prasad
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 SECURITY IN MOBILE DATABASE 1.2 MOBILE DATABASE 1.3 MOBILE SECURITY 1.4 DATABASE SECURITY 1.5 NEED FOR MOBILE DATABASE

2. MOBILE DATABASE SYSTEMS 2.1 Fully Connected Information Space 2.2 Personal Communication System (PCS) 2.3 Mobile Database Systems (MDS) 2.4 Transaction Management 2.5 Query Processing 2.6 Location and Handoff Management 2.7 Wireless Information Broadcast

3. MOBILE DATABASE SECURITY 3.1 MOBILE CONDITIONS 3.2 PROTECTION OBJECTS AND ACTION

4. CONCLUSION

5. REFERENCES

1. INTRODUCTION
The importance of databases in modern businesses and governmental institutions is huge and still growing. Many missioncritical applications and business processes rely on databases. These databases contain data of different degree of importance and confidentiality, and are accessed by a wide variety of users. Integrity violations for a database can have serious impact on business processes; disclosure of confidential data in some cases has the same effect. Traditional database security provides techniques and strategies to handle such problems with respect to database servers in a non-mobile context.
1.1 SECURITY IN MOBILE DATABASE

developing mobility support in database context. The confidentiality of missioncritical data must be ensured, even though most mobile devices do not provide a secure environment for storage of such data. Security requirements that apply to a central company database should apply similarly and in an appropriate manner to the parts of the database replicated on mobile devices in the field. A mobile database security infrastructure is needed to accomplish this goal. When developing such an infrastructure we can benefit from the results of traditional database security work. But we also need to adapt the existing techniques and strategies to the mobile context, and we need to develop new ones that attack certain issues specific to use of database systems in a mobile environment.
1.2 MOBILE DATABASE

With the rise in popularity of smartphones has come an increasing need to secure them. Since their introduction mobile phones have becoming increasingly smaller, more powerful with increasing storage capacity and have remained expensive items. With the rise of their popularity so has the need to secure the devices from theft, as well as traditional threats that effect computers such as malware and the need to back and protect the data on the devices.

A mobile database is a database that can be connected to by a mobile computing device over a mobile network. The client and server have wireless connections. A cache is maintained to hold frequent data and transactions so that they are not lost due to connection failure. A database is a structured way to organize information. This could be a list of contacts, price information or distance travelled.

The use of laptops, mobiles and PDAs is Database security is also a specialty within increasing and likely to increase in the the broader discipline of computer security. future[citation needed] with more and more applications residing in the mobile systems. While those same analysts can’t tell us For many businesses applications are going exactly which applications will be the most mobile that means using enterprise data in a popular, it is clear that a large percentage mobile context, thus using a mobile DBMS. will require the use of a database of some With these new developments the business sort. Many applications such as databases data of an enterprise can be made available would require the ability to download to an even larger number of users and a information from an information repository wider range of applications than before. and operate on this information even when To work on business data anytime and out of range or disconnected. anywhere is the major goal pursued by

such as printers. . Additional network security devices that detect and alert on malicious database protocol traffic include network intrusion detection systems along with host-based intrusion detection systems. Database security is more critical networks have become more open. Applications must provide significant interactivity. outlines the company’s concerns about the changing ―threats landscape‖ thanks in part to increases in malware sophistication and targeting and how they relate to seven areas — including social media. This type of access and work load generated by such users is different from the traditional workloads seen in client–server systems of today. Users don't require access to truly live data. the actual number of viruses targeting mobile phones in the wild has not been widespread.3 MOBILE SECURITY unintended activity. only recently modified data. more  Access control powerful with increasing storage capacity  Auditing and have remained expensive items. 1. In this scenario user would require to access and update information from files in the home directories on a server or customer records from a database. typically specified in Since their introduction mobile phones have the data dictionary. With the  Authentication rise of their popularity so has the need to  Encryption secure the devices from theft. malicious attacks or inadvertent mistakes made by authorized individuals or processes. Traditionally databases have been protected from external connections by firewalls or routers on the network perimeter with the database environment existing on the internal network opposed to being located within a demilitarized zone. Information can be synchronized with a server database at a later time. 1. mobile Apple-related products and applications. Unintended activity can be categorized as authenticated misuse. and procedures that protect a database from  Mobile users must be able to work without a wireless connection due to poor or even non-existent connections. or GPS units (for mapping or Automatic Vehicle Location systems).An example of this is a mobile workforce. processes. as With the rise in popularity of smartphones Databases provide many layers and types of has come an increasing need to secure them. Although viruses are a key concern. as well as  Integrity controls traditional threats that effect computers such as malware and the need to back and protect the data on the devices. including: becoming increasingly smaller. Mobile databases let employees enter data on the fly. information security. now users can load up their smart phones or PDAs with mobile databases to exchange missioncritical data remotely without worrying about time or distance. bar code scanners.5 NEED FOR MOBILE DATABASE A recent report from McAfee titled" 2011 Threats Predictions". 1. Applications must be able to access local device/vehicle hardware.4 DATABASE SECURITY     Database security is the system. With the advent of mobile databases. Bandwidth must be conserved (a common requirement on wireless networks that charge per megabyte or data transferred).

mobile units.. They are typically lowpower devices such as mobile phones. Design and management tools within SQL Anywhere enable developers to implement and deploy frontline applications and equip administrators to easily manage and support them. SQL Anywhere’s data exchange technologies extend information in corporate applications and enterprise systems to databases running in mission-critical frontline environments. Mobile units are portable computers that move around a geographical region that includes the cellular network (or "cells") that these units use to communicate to base stations. that station transparently transfers the responsibility for 3) Sybase's SQL Anywhere SQL Anywhere offers enterprise-caliber databases that scale from 64-bit servers with thousands of users down to small handheld devices.and  Mobile computing constraints Database Viewer Plus from Cellica Corporation NY. Microsoft SQL Server Compact and  Users are not attached to a fixed Oracle9i Lite are similar mobile databases.  Limited life of power supply(battery) The changing topology of network the mobile unit's transaction and data support to whichever base station covers the mobile unit's new location. When a mobile unit leaves a cell serviced by a particular base station.’s SQL Anywhere dominates the application with synchronization. portable Redwood Shores. Mobile databases typically involve three parties: fixed hosts. IBM’s DB2 Mobile database system architecture Everyplace is a relational database and For any mobile architecture. installations in fixed locations. might serve your needs 1) Three parties equally well. with about 68 percent of the mobile database market. such as  Mobile computing devices: low-power. of Lake Worth. If your application meets any of those requirements.) Base stations are two-way radios. mobile-database field. or wireless routers. . geographical location Products from lesser-known vendors. SQLBase from Gupta Technologies LLC of low-cost. the chances are good that you 2) Products will be required to build a mobile database Sybase Inc. Fixed hosts perform the transaction and data management functions with the help of database servers. portable phones. HanDBase from  Wireless networks DDH Software Inc. that pass communications with the mobile units to and from the fixed hosts. things to be enterprise synchronization server that considered are: extends enterprise applications to mobile devices. Calif. (Note that these networks need not be cellular telephone networks. and base stations. Fla.

The data on the handheld device is synchronized to a Ultralite: UltraLite is a database.SQL Remote: SQL Remote technology is based on a store and forward architecture that 4) SQL Anywhere Technologies allows occasionally connected users to synchronize data between SQL Anywhere SQL Anywhere Server is a high performing databases using a file or message transfer and embeddable relational database. session-based synchronization technology for  IBM DB2 Database Engine exchanging data among relational databases  IBM Sync and other non-relational data sources. manages data on a handheld device.  Query By Example (QBE) QAnywhere: QAnywhere facilitates the development of robust and secure store-andforward mobile messaging applications. and embedded Linux DB2e on the handheld device includes: Mobilink: MobiLink is a highly-scalable.mechanism. organizes and administration environments. .system (RDMS). Windows CE smart phones.DB2e stores. management system (RDBMS) that scales from thousands of users in server 5) IBM DB2 Everyplace (DB2e) environments down to desktop and mobile applications used in widely deployed.server-based relational database management management system designed for small. retrieves. EPOC. Neutrino. DB2e is currently available footprint mobile devices such as PDAs and for Palm OS. zero.

and Web server applications. C++. and server database the JDataStore database features a very small Mobile Device Administration Center footprint. programming APIs. MobiSnap aims at developing a middle-ware infrastructure that allows access to relational database systems from mobile computers with a clear semantics in all operational scenarios (from high to unavailable connectivity). providing conquerable support for data divergence control and connectivity abstractions. focusing only on application specific problems. thereby also providing close integration to legacy information systems. Allows synchronization between DB2e Compliant with Java and SQL92 standards. requires practically zero (MDAC) maintenance. It provides synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server. integrated development experience through Visual Studio and a Management Studio.1.1 scalability.DB2e includes a component Synchronization Server. and synchronization capabilities Java ME Sync Client for cell phones of a full-power database. Windows CE. integration with Oracle's Advanced Queuing (AQ) mechanism. and pagers MobiSnap MobiSnap. and so on). The database supports 100% Java development (through JDBC drivers and the database's native support for embedded SQLJ and Java stored procedures) as well as programming from any development tool that supports ODBC (Visual Basic. The Oracle9i Lite relational database is surprisingly[citation needed] powerful. 8) Others Borland's JDataStore . 7) Oracle9i Lite This is a complete solution for mobile or wireless applications that require the use of a relational database on the mobile client. Table encryption for version 8. and EPOC database clients. and data and application synchronization software (to enterprise Oracle databases. 6) Microsoft SQL Server Compact (formerly SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition) Microsoft SQL Server Compact (SSC) is a small footprint embedded database designed for developers who target Microsoft Windows mobile-based devices or desktops. which:     called Borland JDataStore 6 is a fast. PalmOS. a research project that aims to support the development of SQL based applications for mobile environments. This platform will isolate programmers from the problems related to mobility and disconnection. allowing them to easily develop new applications for mobile environments. versatile Java database for truly portable embedded. mobile. Delphi. It includes support for Win32. and delivers the performance. MobiSnap will be based on SQL.

and GSM) .1 Fully Connected Information Space  Each node of the information space has some communication capability.2. MOBILE DATABASE SYSTEMS 2.  Some node can communicate through voice channel. and wired and wireless systems (PCS.  Some node can process information.  Some node can do both Can be created and maintained by integrating legacy database systems. Cellular system.

Most of them are connected to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to integrate with the wired service. MSC: Mobile Switching Center. AC: Access Chanel. From 1974 to 1978.. MS: Mobile Station. It is based on frequency division multiple access (FDMA). Two of the most popular PCS systems are:  Cellular telephony  Cordless and low-tier PCS telephony Cellular telephony overview Four popular cellular telephony networks are:  Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)  Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)  EIA/TIA IS-136 Digital Cellular System  EIA/TIA IS-95 Digital Cellular System Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) AMPS was the first cellular system. and in any form. every organization. EIR: Equipment Identify Register. Several PCS systems have been developed to meet rapid growth prompted by market demand. PSTN AC HLR VLR EIR MS BS MS Wire le ss compone nt M SC (M TSO) M SC (M TSO) PSTN: Public Switched Network. Also called MU (Mobile Unit) or Mobile Host (MH). BS: Base Station. VLR: Visitor Location Register. which was developed during the 1970s by Bell Lab. Commercial AMPS service has been available since 1983. a large scale AMPS trial was conducted in Chicago. Business opportunities (E-commerce) for such services are tremendous. etc. since every person. could be equipped. Also called MTSO (Mobile Telephone Switching Office).2.2 Personal Communication System (PCS) A system where wired and wireless networks are integrated for establishing communication. PCS refers to variety of wireless access (communication) and personal mobility services provided through a small terminal at any place. HLR: Home Location Register. AMP was designed as a high capacity system based on a frequency .

In a GSM base station. Cellular (ADC).reuse scheme. IS-136 capacity is around three Enhanced Cordless Telephone to denote . With TDMA. For a user. American Digital supported.25 MHz. Thus. Global System Communication (GSM) for Mobile times that of AMPS. The maximum transmit power of a CT2 handset is 10 mW. EIA/TIA System IS-95 Digital Cellular GSM is a digital cellular system developed by Groupe Special Mobile of Conference Europeenne des Postes et Telecommunications (CEPT) and its successor European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI). CT2 also supports data transmission EIA/TIA IS-136 Digital Cellular rates of up to 2. IS-136. there are about 50 channels per cell. An existing AMPS system can be easily upgraded to IS-136 0n a circuit-by-circuit basis. In GSM the frequency carrier is divided into eight time slots where the speech coding rate is 13 Kbps. It supports three voice The Digital European Cordless channels. In AMPS. that is. 832 downlinks and 832 uplinks. and has been operating in USA since 1996. which has been extended to 5 MHz in the third generation wideband CDMA proposal. the typical frequency reuse plan employs either a 12group frequency cluster using omnidirectional antennas or a 7-group cluster using three sectors per base stations. call delivery is not digital AMPS (DAMPS). Generation (CT2) Second Developed in Europe.This spectrum is divided into 832 full-duplex channels using 1664 discrete frequencies. whereas an AMPS base station needs one such pair for every voice channel. the radio hardware in the base station can be shared among multiple users. CT2 moves a call path from one radio channel to another after three seconds of handshake failure. Cordless Telephone. It allows many users to share a common frequency/time channel for transmission.8 Kbps with an increased System rate. CT2 is allocated 40 FDMA channels with a 32-Kbps speech coding rate. or North American TDMA (NA-TDMA). IS-95’s capacity is estimated to be 10 times that of AMPS. except that no large scale trial was conducted. This digital cellular system was developed by Qualcomm. GSM combines time divisioin multiple access (TDMA) and FDMA. both baseptop handset signals and handset-to-base signals are transmitted in the same frequency. Digital European Cordless Telephone supports a TDMA air interface similar to that (DECT) of GSM. every pair of radio transceiverreceiver supports eight voice channels.4 Kbps through the speech code and up to 4. The GSM development process was similar to that of AMPS. IS-95 is based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology.95 Kbps. and has been available since 1989. A total of 50 MHz in the 824849 MHz and 869-894 MHz bands is allocated for AMPS. where the speech coding rate is Telephone has been replaced by Digital 7. The speech coding rate for IS-95 is 13 Kbps or 8 Kbps. The channel bandwidth used by IS-95 is 1. the successor to IS-54. IS-54 was renamed IS-136 when it reached revision C. In the call setup procedure. CT2 does not support handoff and in a This system is also referred to as public CT2 system.

1 MHz band. Sleep mode is employed to converse handset power.global acceptance of DECT.1 MHz (37 channels) is used for home/office applications. Low-tier PCS telephony overview Personal (PHS) Handy Phone System PHS is a standard developed by the Research and Development Center for Radio Systems (RCR). similar to cellular systems. or 150 hours of standby time. the PACS uplink and downlink utilizes different RF carriers. PHS operates in the 1895-1918. a private standardization organization in Japan. DECT also supports seamless handoff. Personal Access Communications Systems (PACS) PACS is a low-power PCS system developed at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore). DECT is typically implemented as a wireless-PBX (Private Brach Exchange) connected to PSTN. The band 1906. PHS uses TDMA. There are 12 voice channels per frequency carrier. The bandwidth is partitioned into 77 channels. Sleep mode enables PHS to support five hours of talk time. DECT can interwork with GSM to allow user mobility.1-1918. each with 300 KHz bandwidth. . offices. using radio access to the public telephone network or other digital networks. In FDD mode. TDMA is used in PACS with eight voice channels per frequency carrier. and outdoor environment. DECT supports high user density with a picocell design.1 MHz (40 channels) is designed for public systems. PHS is a low-tier digital PCS system that offers telecommunication services for homes. and the band 1895-1906.

Micro and picocell Low Low ( 30 mph) Small/Zonal. for communication to any mobile unit within its cell. picocell Coverage area Handset complexity H-set power use Speech coding rate Delay or latency Low High (100-800 mW) Low (5-10 mW) Low (5-10 mW) Low (8-13 Kbps) High (32 Kpbs) High (32 Kpbs) High ( 600 ms) Low (10 ms) Low ( 20 ms) Wireless Components Base Station (BS): A network element that interconnects the mobile station (or Mobile unit (MU)) to the network via the air interface. maintenance. or medium. Each cell in the network has a BS associated with it.Cordless and low-tier PCS telephony overview System Cell size High-tier Cellular Large (0. Other functions of BS are call processing. . Communication links on the BS to the MTSO interface are also classified into voice links and signaling link. signaling. The BS communicates to its mobile unit via the air interface. The primary function of a BS is to maintain the air interface. and to MTSO by dedicated communication link such as T1 trunks.4-22 mile) Low-tier PCS Medium (30-300’) Cordless Small (30-60’) User speed High ( 160 mph) Large/Continuous macrocell High Medium ( 60 mph) Medium. and diagnostics.

a keypad for entering information. The user interface exists only at MU. and (c) user interface. MSC (MTSO) BS MS MS Cell Mobile cell Within the cellular allocation the USA is divided into Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Rural Statistical Areas (RSAs). (b) antenna.Mobile Units (MU): Also called Mobile Systems (MS) or Mobile Hosts (MH). which consists of a display. However. A MU also stores (a) Mobile Identification Number (MIN). or a cell phone. Ideally. This can be a laptop. each service provider divides their area into smaller segments called cells. the system has a large number of very small hexagons (cell). the more simultaneous calls the system can handle. which is constantly changing in response to increases in demand. or any other mobile device. and (C) Station Class Mark (SCM). a palmtop. It consists of three components: (a) transceiver. (b) Electronic Serial Number (EIN). Within their geographical region. The greater the number of hexagons. cell coverage is a dynamic activity. These are transmitted upon power on. and an audio interface for speaking and hearing voice conversation. cell initiated sampling. Each of this cell has a Base Station. larger number of hexagons increases the cost of implementation. There are six PCS service providers authorized to provide mobile service in each of these areas. Wireless component . Thus. and cell origination.

High density Smaller cells. MSC PSTN . Higher density The entire coverage area is a group of a number of cells.Metropolitan area Metropolitan area BS Base Station Coverage area in one cell BS BS Coverage area in three cells Large cells. Low density Small cells. The size of cell depends upon the power of the base stations.

Registration (Location update): There are six different types of registration. Location tracking: the process of locating the desired MU. User profile and database sharing. This may preclude some mobile equipment for roaming. Opposite to power-down registration. They must cooperate with each other to provide roaming facility. For example. Call transfer charges. it sends a registration message. it registers. Registration (Location update): There are six different types of registration.  Power-down registration. When an MU is switched on.  Deregistration.  Service providers must be able to communicate with each other. Done by the MU when it intends to switch itself off. A MU decides to acquire control channel service on a different type of network (public.  Periodic registration: A MU may be instructed to periodically register with the network. A roaming subscriber must be able to detect this new provider. European 900MHz band may not be available in other parts of the world. Subscription agreement. Needs some standard. Needs some standard. which allows a  subscriber to enjoy uninterrupted communication from anywhere in the entire coverage space. Administrative constraints      Billing.  Mobile station constraints.  Integration of a new service provider into the network.  Limited battery life. or residential).  Service providers must be able to communicate with each other.  New system/Location area registration: when the location area of the MU changes. private.  Quick MU response to a service provider’s availability. . Any other policy constraints. Technical constraints  Bandwidth mismatch. Roaming can be provided only if some administrative and technical constraints are met.  Power-up registration.Problems with cellular structure  How to maintain continuous communication between two parties in the presence of mobility? Solution: Handoff  How to maintain continuous communication between two parties in the presence of mobility? Solution: Roaming  How to locate of a mobile unit in the entire coverage area? Solution: Location management Roaming  Roaming is a facility.  A mobile network coverage space may be managed by a number of different service providers. Two basic operations in roaming management are Registration (Location update): The process of informing the presence or arrival of a MU to a cell.

medical.3 Mobile Database Systems (MDS)  Vulnerable to physical activities  Hard to make theft proof. 2. force all MUs to register.)  Traffic control  Taxi dispatch  E-commerce  Etc. MDS Limitations     Limited wireless bandwidth Wireless communication speed Limited energy source (battery power) Less secured  Can physically move around without affecting data availability Can reach to the place data is stored  Can process special types of data efficiently  Not subjected to connection restrictions  Very high reachability  Highly portable To build a truly ubiquitous information processing system by overcoming the inherent limitations of wireless architecture What is a Mobile Database System (MDS)? MDS Issues  Data Management  Data Caching  Data Broadcast (Broadcast disk)  Data Classification  Transaction Management     Query processing Transaction processing Concurrency control Database recovery . MDS capabilities A system with the following structural and functional properties  Distributed system with mobile connectivity  Full database system capability  Complete spatial mobility  Built on PCS/GSM platform  Wireless and wired communication capability MDS Applications  Insurance companies  Emergencies services (Police. under certain circumstances. Forced registration: A network may. etc.

City area. The contents of the broadcast reflects the data demands of mobile units.  Location Independent Data (LID)  The server processes simple predicates on the database and the results are Location Dependent Data (LDD) cached at the client. broadcasting it on some fixed radio Location Data value frequency. Thus.  Data Broadcast on wireless channels Semantic caching How MDS looks at the database data?  Client maintains a semantic description of the data in its cache Data classification instead of maintaining a list of pages  Location Dependent Data (LDD) or tuples. This can be achieved through data access history. frequency and download the desired data from the broadcast to their local cache. etc. The class of data whose value is functionally dependent on location. For efficient access the broadcast file use index or some other method. the value of Data Broadcast (Broadcast disk) A set of most frequently accessed data is the location determines the correct value of made available by continuously the data. A broadcast (file on the air) is similar to a disk file but located on the air. which can be fed to the data broadcasting system.A Reference Architecture (Client-Server model) PSTN DB DBS DB DBS HLR M SC BSC Fixe d host Fixe d host BS MU MU MU BS MU BS MU VLR M SC BSC MDS Data Management Issues How to improve data availability to user queries using limited bandwidth? Possible schemes  Semantic data caching: The cache contents is decided by the results of earlier transactions or by semantic data set. Mobile Units can tune to this Examples: City tax. .

) must take into consideration LDD. Location binding or location mapping can be achieved through database schema or through a location mapping table. The database distribution (replication. Schema: It remains the same only multiple correct values exists in the database. the value of the location does not determine the value of the data. The person name remains the same irrespective of place the person is residing at the time of enquiry.Location Independent Data (LID) The class of data whose value is functionally independent of location. Any change in the room rate of one branch would not affect any other branch. Example: Person name. Thus. LDD must be processed under the location constraints. Concept Hierarchy in LDD In a data region the entire LDD of that location can be represented in a hierarchical fashion. the room rent of this hotel will depend upon the place it is located. Location Dependent Data (LDD) Example: Hotel Taj has many branches in India. etc. Pune can be represented in terms of N cells and the LDD of Pune can be replicated at these individual cells. partition. Thus. One approach is to represent a city in terms of a number of mobile cells. account number. Thus. which is referred to as ―Data region‖. Location Dependent Data (LDD) Distribution MDS could be a federated or a multidatabase system. the tax data of Pune can be processed correctly only under Pune’s finance rule. However. Needs location binding or location mapping function. etc. City data County 1 data County 2 data County n data Subdivision 1 data Subdivision data Subdivision m data .

Each transaction is divided into subtransactions. The management of the transaction moves with MU. Two types of processing modes are allowed.4 Transaction Management Transaction fragments for distribution PSTN An execution fragment eij is a partial VLR order eij = {j. write}. flmi (ei) = li  For any Ojk and Ojl where Ojk = R(x) and Ojl = W(x) for data object x. …. Mobile Transaction Models Kangaroo Transaction: It is requested at a MU but processed at DBMS on the fixed network. flmn} is a set of fragment location mapping where j. …. ln} is a set of locations. then either Ojk j Ojl or Ojl j Ojk. l2.2. where F = {e1. BSC DB DBS DB DBS HLR M SC BSC Fixe d host Fixe d host BS MU MU MU BS MU BS MU Transaction fragments for distributed execution Execution scenario: User issues transactions from his/her MU and the final results comes back to the same MU. A mobile transaction (MT) can be defined as Ti is a triple <F. CommitL}. This creates a Distributed mobile execution. L = {l1. one ensuring overall atomicity by requiring compensating transactions at the subtransaction level. The user transaction may not be completely executed at the MU so it is fragmented and distributed among database servers for execution. FLM>.SC M and Nj {AbortL. flm2. Ojk {read. L. and FLM = {flm1. e2. …. j} where  i = OSj  {Ni} where OSj = kOjk. en} is a set of execution fragments. .

Serialization of concurrent execution. e3) MU2 DBS4 DBS3 MU3 . e5) MU1 T1(e1.Reporting and Co-Transactions: Semantics Based: The model assumes a mobile transaction to be a long lived task and splits large and complex objects into smaller manageable fragments. The parent transaction (workflow) is represented in terms of reporting and cotransactions which can execute anywhere. Mobile Transaction execution DBS1 DBS2 T2(e4. These fragments are put together again by the merge operation at the server. Clustering: A mobile transaction isdecomposed into a set  Two-phase locking based (commonly used) of weak and strict transactions. If the fragments can be recombined in any order then the objects are termed reorderable objects. e2. The read and write  Optimistic operations are also classified as weak and strict. The decomposition is done based on the  Timestamping consistency requirement. which can be forced to wait by other transaction. A cotransaction is a special class of reporting transaction. A reporting transaction can share its partial results with the parent transaction anytime and can commit independently.

during processing no communication is required. To maintain global consistency an efficient database update scheme is necessary. A scheme which uses very few messages. and send rest of MT to the coordinator. In MDS a transaction may be fragmented and may run at more than one nodes (MU and DBSs). which uses minimum number of messages.  Hard to manage locking and unlocking operations.  MU processes and commits its fragment and sends the updates to the coordinator for DBS.  Coordinator further fragments the MT and distributes them to members of commit set. An efficient commit protocol is necessary. to maintain global Protocol: TCOT-Transaction Commit On Timeout Requirements Coordinator: Coordinates transaction commit Home MU: Mobile Transaction (MT) originates here Commit set: Nodes that process MT (MU + DBSs) Timeout: Time period for executing a fragment Protocol: TCOT-Transaction Commit On Timeout  MT arrives at Home MU. Concept: MU and DBSs guarantee to complete the execution of their fragments of a mobile transaction within their predefined timeouts. multiversion.  Hard to efficiently support disconnected operations.Reasons these methods may not work satisfactorily  Wired and wireless message overhead. . estimates timeout.  MU extract its fragment. Transaction commit. is desirable. New schemes based on timeout. each node commit their fragment independently. 2-phase commit (2PC) or 3-phase commit (3PC) is no good because of their generous messaging requirement. Serialization of concurrent execution. etc. A scheme..  Coordinators commits or aborts MT. Transaction and database recovery Complex for the following reasons  Some of the processing nodes are mobile  Less resilient to physical use/abuse  Limited wireless channels  Limited power supply  Disconnected processing capability Desirable recovery features  Independent recovery capability  Efficient logging and checkpointing facility  Log duplication facility Database update problem arises when mobile units are also allowed to modify the database. Thus. may work. At the end of timeout. especially wireless. especially wireless messages is required. Database update consistency. One possible scheme is ―timeout‖ based protocol.  DBSs process their fragments and inform the coordinator.

g. at a designated DBS)  Logging at the place of registration (e. which are essential for recovery.  Transaction commit or abort Efficient This capability can be easily improved mainly because of the elimination of spatial constraints..g. Possible approaches  Agent broadcast on a dedicated wireless channel  Pool of agents at every processing node  Agent migration to a required node. BS)  Saving log on Zip drive or floppies. Why mobile E-commerce? To make business activity free from spatial constraints.  Log carrier. Independent recovery capability reduces communication overhead. Important gain: Making information available at the right time. MU)  Logging at a centralized location (e.. Thus. This allows tremendous flexibility to customers as well as to vendors. The network may be mobile of ad-hoc in which case the scope of business activities significantly increases..g. MUs can recover without any help from DBS  Efficient logging and checkpointing facility conserve battery power  Log duplication facility improves reliability of recovery scheme Possible approaches  Partial recovery capability  Use of mobile agent technology Possible MU logging approaches  Logging at the processing node (e. Mobile E-commerce What is E-commerce? Mapping of business activity on the network. Security  Centralized and distributed logging Conventional key approaches needs revision. A Mobile unit may need to carry its log with it for independent Reliability recovery Hard to provide mainly because of the  Log processing for database recovery unreliability and limitations of resources. at the right location. and in a right format. Mobile Agent Technology Requirements for a mobile E-system A mobile agent is an independent software  Security module capable of  Reliability  Efficient  Migrating to any node on the network  Customer trust  Capable of spawning and eliminating  Quality of service itself  Capable of recording its own history These requirements are difficulty and A mobile agent can be used for the following complex to achieve activities. .

the entire process of the mobility geographical location of the origin of the management component of the cellular query. so they are not discussed.that is. but none of them have been implemented in any commercial system. This situation makes it necessary to locate the mobile unit and ecord its location to HLR and VLR when a call has to be delivered to it. Location dependent query Situation: Person traveling in the car desires to know his progress and continuously asks the same question.Customer trust A time consuming activity. An integration of mobility. . Customer do not easily trust electronic communication and always wants to see a reliable backup service.6 Location and Handoff Management The handoff process is provided and the topic of location management is introduced. Location Management MDS Query processing Query types  Location dependent query  Location aware query  Location independent query In cellular systems a mobile unit is free to move around within the entire area of coverage. GPS can do this. Requirements: Continuous monitoring of the longitude and latitude of the origin of the query. However. identification of the current geographical location or current point of attachment of a mobile unit which is required by the MSC (Mobile Switching Center) to route the calland (b) handoff. Location dependent query A query whose result depends on the Thus. Its movement is random and therefore its geographical location is unpredictable. The working of existing handoff and location mechanisms given in IS-41 is explained. Quality of service Mobility and web provides ample scope for improving the quality of service. The entire process of location management is a kind of directory management problem where locations are current locations are maintained continuously. which seamlessly resumes the session using its own set of channels.5 Query Processing 2. web. every time the answer is different but correct. transferring (handing off) the current (active) communication session to the next base station. data warehousing and workflow offers tremendous growth potential and a very controlled way of managing business activities 2. system is responsible for two tasks: Example What is the distance of Pune railway station from here? The result of this query is correct only for ―here‖. It first explains how these processes work and then discusses their relevance to transaction management in mobile database systems. Quite a few location management schemes have been proposed recently. (a) location managementthat is.

The location management module uses a two-tier scheme for locationrelated tasks. which is a common scenario in highly commuting zones. and the second tier 4earch is initiated only when the first tier search fails. The mobile units (called and calling subscribers) can continue to talk and move around in their respective cells. which is similar to data distribution problem in distributed database systems. which is initiated by the mobile unit. (b) location lookup. then it is neither possible nor necessary for the location manager to find the location. The other related issue is the distribution of HLR to shorten the access path. and new schemes continue to emerge as cellular technology advances. In location update.9. the current location of the unit is recorded in HLR and VLR databases. The unrestricted mobility of mobile units presents a complex dynamic environment. 151. The system creates location areas and paging areas to minimize the cost. remote cells may be included in these areas. Motivated by these issues.or picocell clusters. This arrangement reduces location update frequency because location updates are not necessary when a mobile unit moves in the cells of a location area. In active mode the mobile actively communicates with other subscriber. A large number of schemes to achieve low cost and infrequent update have been proposed. The current point of attachment or location of a subscriber (mobile unit) is expressed in terms of the cell or the base station to which it is presently connected. The location management performs three fundamental tasks: (a) location update. and in power down mode the unit is not functional at all. the location management procedure is invoked to identify the new location. In some situations. . When it moves to a different cell in doze or power down modes. The first tier provides a quick location lookup. further adds to the cost.One of the main objectives of efficient location management schemes is to minimize the communication overhead due to database updates (mainly HLR) [6. and it may continue to move within the cell or may encounter a handoff which may interrupt the communication. The cost of update and paging increases as cell size decreases. which becomes quite significant for finer granularity cells such as micro. A number of neighboring cells are grouped together to form a location area. In doze mode a mobile unit does not actively communicate with other subscribers but continues to listen to the base station and monitors the signal levels around it. or (c) power down mode. These two tasks are initiated by the MSC. but as soon as both or any one of the units moves to a different cell. and in most commercial systems they are usually identical. and the location management component must be able to identify the correct location of a unit without any noticeable delay. It is useful to keep the same set of cells for creating location and paging areas. Location lookup is basically a database search to obtain the current location of the mobile unit and through paging the system informs the caller the location of the called unit in terms of its current base station. A mobile unit can freely move around in (a) active mode. recently a number of innovative location management schemes have appeared in the research world [ 141. (b) doze mode. The presence of frequent cell crossing. and (c) paging. It is the task of the location manager to find the new location and resume the communication. and the paging area is constructed in a similar way.

The duration a mobile unit stays in this area is called the degradation interval . registration area. This implies that the handoff must not take more than the degradation interval to complete he process. registration areas where two MSCs are involved in handoff processing.Handoff Management This section discuses how a handoff is managed to provide continuous connectivity. so the detection process must correctly detect a  Handoff detection: The system detects genuine and False Handoff which also when a handoff process needs to be occurs because of signal fading. If for some reason the process fails to complete in this area or within degradation interval.  Assignment of channels: During handoff A brief description of these approaches. There are initiated. Cell overlap region. A mobile unit may spends some time in this overlap area and the value of this duration depends upon the movement speed of the mobile unit. Fig. In each of Handoff Detection these cases the handoff processing is completed in three steps: Handoff processing is expensive. The objective is to complete a handoff process while the mobile unit is still in the overlap area. Figure illustratesthe presence of an overlap region between Cell 1 and Cell 2. processing the system which are applied on GSM system but also . An intersystem channels are allocated to the mobile handoff occurs between two separate unit. then the call is dropped. three approaches for detecting handoff effectively and accurately. A handoff may happen within or outside a identifies new channels to be assigned registration area. If it happens within a for continuous connectivity. then it is referred to as intra-system handoff where the same MSC  Transfer of radio link: The identified manages the entire process.

Necessary  Mobile-Assisted Handoff (MAHO) resources for setting up a call or to process a  Mobile-Controlled Handoff (MCHO) handoff request may not always be available. during a handoff the destination BS may not have any free channel. then it 3. Radio Link Transfer The strength of these signals are analyzed. Some initiates a handoff. every mobile unit any of these cases the handoff is terminated continuously measures the signal strength and the mobile unit loses the connection. the BS holding time is around 60 seconds. Figure situation for more than one handoff. In this scheme the Mobile Unit (MU) is Figure 3. an intersystem handoff is handoff a MU only switches channel.5 inter-BS handoff. play any role in handoff detection. In case the  Intracell handoff Link or channel Mobile Unit (MU) moves to a different transfer occurs for only one BS. and so on. If it finds the BSC is connected to one MSC. The BS monitors the signal strength used by MUs As discussed in Ref. The hierarchical structure of strength of the serving base station. Figure 3. These two BSCs are connected to Network-Controlled Handoff (NCHO): two different MSCs. from surrounding base stations and notifies the strength data to the serving base station. In this registration area. around 0.  Network-Controlled Handoff (NCHO) For example.1 inter-BSC In fact the MSC instructs BSs to monitor the . The MAHO scheme shares some detection steps of NCHO. 0. typical call and if it falls below a threshold value. [lo].10 illustrates the scenario.used in PCS.1 1 illustrates the scenario. In this scheme also BS real-life data indicates that there could be and MSC are involved in handoff detection. Figure 3. The MU  Inter-BSC handoff: The link transfer continuously monitors the signal strength takes place between two BSs which are from neighboring base stations and identifies connected to two different BSCs and the if a handoff is necessary.  Intercell or Inter-BS handoff The link transfer takes place between two BSs Mobile-Controlled Handoff (MCHO): which are connected to the same BSC. the MU is highly mobile and has Mobile-Assisted Handoff (MAHO): requested too many handoffs. is presented here and further signal strength occasionally. selects the base station with strongest signal  Intersystem or Inter-MSC handoff The for initiating a handoff. initiated.taking too long to process a handoff. In is used. the link generation systems where TDMA technology transfer suffered some problem.12 illustrates the scenario. The cellular system (PCS and GSM) presents the handoff decision is made jointly by base following five-link transfer cases for which station and Mobile Switching Center (MSC) handoff has to be processed. and in details can be found in Ref. Mobile Unit (MU) does not illustrates the situation. the system is This scheme is implemented in second. and a handoff is initiated when the strength The last phase of handoff is the transfer of of a neighboring base station exceeds the the radio link. [ 101. In this approach. or base station controller (BSC). responsible for detecting a handoff. They are collaboration with BSs the handoff situation called: is detected. link transfer takes place between two BSs which are connected to two different BSCs.13 In this scheme.

3. . 3.11 Channel transfer between two BSs with one BSC. Fig.10 Channel transfer in intracell handoff.Fig.

This acknowledgment message indicates is described below. to MU that the handoff process has started. The MS sends a ―handoff request message― to the network through the new BS.handoff. The steps of the handoff for MCHO link transfer 3. This message indicates the initiation of the handoff process. One way is referred to as Hard Handofland the other as Soft Handoff. There are two ways to achieve link transfer.72 Channel transfer between two BSs connected to two BSCs. and so MU returns to the old channel it was 1. conversation (occurrence of silence). and 0. 3. MS sends a ―link suspend‖ message to the using and resumes voice communication old BS which temporarily suspends the while network process the handoff. The data also indicate that the failure rate of inter-MSC handoff is about five times more than inter-BS handoff. 2.05 inter-MSC handoff. . The new BS then sends a ―handoff acknowledgement― message and marks the slot busy. It is quite obvious that efficient processing of handoff is quite important for minimizing the call waiting time. Hard Handoff: In this handoff process the user experiences a brief silence or discontinuity in communication which occurs because at any time the MU is attached to only one BS and when the link is transfer the connection is broken temporarily resulting in a silence. Fig.

The MU sends a ―handoff complete‖ message through the new channel and resumes the voice communication. On the command of the network. 6. The MSC bridges the conversation path handoff. In this rocess the voice communication is briefly interrupted again.13 Channel transfer between two BSs with two BSCs connected to two MSCs. the MS processes the handoff where it releases the old channel by sending an ―access release‖ message to the old BS. since it is between two request message. case the BS sends a handoff acknowledgment message and proceeds with 6. . 3. When the new BS receives the handoff In the later case. and the new BS. A detailed discussion on hard handoff for other kinds of link transfer. It gets the cypher key from (a) It is an intra-BS handoff or the old BS and associates it with the new (b) it is an inter-BS handoff. then two cases arise: different BSCs. In the former channel.4. the BS must complete some security check. Fig.

PDAs. The discipline of data dissemination through wireless channel. Initially. it is becoming an information management system as well. discussed in preceding chapters.6 Wireless Information Broadcast mobility in information management. other new devices. If it is assumed that there is an abundance of wireless channels. It also discusses in detail the architecture and working of a reference data dissemination and processing system called DAYS (DAta in your Space). The data dissemination discipline gives an illusion that the space is an infinite size persistent data storage from where a user can download desired information. push and pull. and so on. stock quotes. can be downloaded from the broadcast. For example. data dissemination system appeared as an information dissemination tool similar to radio broadcast. Thus. The users are passive in that they can only read what is contained in a broadcast. Manufacturers continue to develop increasingly powerful mobile devices while decreasing their size and cost. In reality. then servers can continue to push all data users can ever need on these channels and users can pull whatever they require. weather. the task of data dissemination technology is to develop ways for satisfying users’ data demand with limited wireless resources.. This is an ideal scenario. The discussion in this chapter is based mostly on research reports because a truly data broadcast system has not been developed and deployed for commercial use.2. Some examples can help to identify its usefulness and limitations. data broadcast. that is. surrogates. etc. but with advances in wireless and satellite communication. for incorporating transactional facility. wireless channels are always less than the number required to satisfy users’ demands. has added another dimension in the area of mobile computing. The mobile database systems. This chapter discusses data dissemination technology and development of schemes such as indexing. Accessing data from wireless channel is a very useful facility because it allows users to get desired data through many computationally enabled devices such as cellular phones. it is not general enough for many different types of applications. data staging. and the wireless data dissemination took mobile systems one step further and allowed the user to tune and access and process desired information from anywhere in the world. While this model fits well into some types of data dissemination (such as local traffic information). information about airline schedule. provided terminal and personal . Data broadcast is predominately userindependent.

The lifetime of a battery is expected to increase only 20% over the next 10 years 1221. When the mobile unit (palmtop) is listening to the channel. There are two basic modes of data dissemination. The CPU consumes more power than some receivers. the capacity of the transfer of data from the server to the mobile client downstream communication is significantly larger than the client or mobile user to the server upstream communication. and the power dissipation for display is around 2. These modes are motivated mainly by limited power consideration. these activities must be disabled whenever possible. The available power source is likely to last for 2. especially if it has to be active to examine all incoming buckets. The effectiveness of a data dissemination system is evaluated by its ability to provide a user his required data ubiquitously.2 V (0. and the power consumption in doze mode is 50 pW.Data Broadcast Mode The mode of data transfer is essentially asymmetric. The constant power dissipation in a CDROM (for disk spinning itself) is about 1 W. that is. The power consumption in the active mode is 250 mW. Therefore.the power conserving mode where the CPU is inactive. A typical AA cell is rated to give 800 mA/hour at I .7 hours and to preserve battery power. The Hobbit chip from AT&T allows the operation in two modes: (a) active mode – the full operational mode where CPU and all other components are in running state and (b) doze mode . the CPU must be in the active mode for examining data buckets in the broadcast.5 W. The ratio of power consumption in the active mode to doze mode is 5000.96 Whour). it will be beneficial if the CPU can be switched to the doze mode .

Pull Process Pull process is user (client)-oriented. if necessary. broadcast and on-demand modes are combined. The current ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) standards are designed to yield a bandwidth of up to 622 Mbps. These modes are further elaborated later in this chapter as Push and Pull technology.. It also. There is no uplink channel involved in this mode. renting a movie with a particular title. This facility is called selective tuning. buying an airline ticket. For example. An intelligent pull technique such as a semantic web has yet to be fully developed. The server allows individual data requests from clients through uplink channel and allows data broadcast through downlink channel. The wireless bandwidth varies from 1. It is also immaterial whether the user finds the desired data or encounters an error or delay occurs in downloading the data. Transmitting and accessing data also consumes power. and so on. This bandwidth is projected to go up to gigabits [20]. The effective bandwidth of wireless network is only a fraction of the bandwidth that is available in wired networks. The server is not concern with the individual user’s access. On-Demand Mode: This mode allows a client to request specific data which is not available in the current broadcast or may never appear in the broadcast. and so on. purchasing a ticket for a particular destination. For example.2 kbps for slow paging channels to about 2 Mbps of the wireless LAN. . Using an e-mail facility may appear to follow pull process.4 W with the transmitter powered on. Data broadcast can be managed with three different modes to satisfy user needs. a Wavelan card consumes 1. With distance the power requirement increases significantly 1261. the height and kind of trees.7 W with the receiver powered on and 3. The client sends the query for the required data through an uplink channel. a user keys in a URL on the web browser and pulls the desired information. It is also clear that what a user intends to pull may or may not be present in the pulled information. Simple filtering of broadcast data stream according to a user specified filter [6] is applied to access data. renting a movie or music CD. pull process is frequently applied: borrowing a book from a library. play an important role in determining the power required in data dissemination. rain. For example. and he pulls it by tuning the channel. broadcasts on-demand data if its popularity matches the popularity of broadcast data.whenever it is not being used and switched back to active mode when the data of interest arrives on the broadcast channel. if necessary. transmission could reach tens of watts. For large cells the energy required for Hybrid Mode: In this mode. some as spam but some quite useful. season. Broadcast Mode: In this mode the broadcast server periodically broadcast most popular data on some wireless channels from which users can listen and. In day-today activities. rather they are dropped in the user’s space without his knowledge and they just appear on his e-mail directory. It is clear from these examples that in pull the user initiates a conditional information flow where the condition is defined by the user with an understanding that the condition is likely to be satisfied-for example. landscape. but actually it is not so. foliage. pulling information from Google with some condition brings quite a lot of trash along with the desired information. A recipient of an e-mail does not select the e-mails he receives. A number of factors like the terrain. download the required data. A user assumes that the desired information is available in the wireless space. etc.

Push Process and downloaded information at these intervals. The client tuned The push technology has been deployed for sometime in many real-world activities such as in the financial world to broadcast stock quotes. or short video clips. it was deployed on the internet in many ways such as webcasting or netcasting. most of the commercials on broadcast media such as television. it can push weather information on one channel. Disadvantages of Pull: In wireless data dissemination platform. Thus every pull needs two channels for completing the process successfully. tune the appropriate channel. are pushbased. the smart-pull approach can assist users to get specific information. Developers and researchers found the push scheme quite useful. data staging can be augmented to enhance data availability. and so on. since then. the pull approach is resource-intensive. radio. Push Application In the push process. composes the result and must send it to the user on a back channel (downstream) known to the user. A user requires a separate channel to send the request as a SQL query or in some other form to the server for the desired information. The push technology can be augmented with a number of mechanisms to increase its scope and effectiveness. The push technology was introduced somewhere around April 1996 by an internet company called PointCast Inc. after receiving the request. caching can be used to reduce data miss. news. In fact. The main objective of push technology was to handle the problem of information overload due to low bandwidth which restricted users to receive multimedia contents. Companies are at a great advantage for making use of the push technology which allows them to make instant changes in the . The user does not need to search in the wireless information space by tuning several channels. These topics are discussed in detail in subsequent sections. For example. It appears from these limitations that pull is good for special cases of data retrieval. Many companies use this technology for advertisement. message indexing can be implemented to speed up broadcast search. If there are a large number of users and they need identical information. then each user will occupy two channels with identical data on all back channels. Nearly all software manufacturers use push to broadcast application and system updates and fixes to clients’ machines. the server broadcasts data (pushes data) on one or multiple channels. Sometimes it is also called PointCusting to honor the company which invented it. Clients. This cannot be easily afforded because of narrow bandwidth available for wireless communication. cable television broadcast. large graphics. mutual funds costs. traffic information on another channel. In a push system a client cannot send a specific query to the server. For example. personalization of channel contents can help to satisfy specific user.. etc. depending upon their data requirements. real state costs and inflation status. This was the beginning of an effective way of reaching a larger number of customers. The push scheme provided an effective means to pre-deliver much larger packages of audio. The company started push scheme by broadcasting selected news and stock quotes to a client’s machine at predefined intervals [ 141. etc. The server. and so on.Advantages of Pull: It is user-friendly and provides interactive capability to users for accessing the information through query. nor is the server broadcast client-specific.

Data are dropped in the channel. that is. and In a wireless platform. client. the user always has the the broadcast sequentially in the order they latest information. At the client’s end the Fimplest way to access the information is sequentially. there is a difference in them. For example. bandwidth viewpoint. however. Accessing Information from Broadcast significantly minimized through efficient indexing and carefully composing the broadcast. Clients can access and download required information in a variety of ways. In a channel the push is strictly sequential. There are a couple of true push technology applications-for example.. but the access time can be requires a mechanism to check clients’ . Advantages one at a time. In  Sends the user the time-critical data for most cases this access is time consuming. to all employees. Such arrangements actually create a notion of smart-pull where client can pull exactly the information he wanted with minimum redundancy. especially for providing transactional facility.g. business. The server if the broadcast is composed of weather can keep the information up to date by information. dining information appears in the broadcast. or commercial) to identify. several disadvantages which makes it unsuitable. The push technology applies to entertainment and leisure equally effectively. The client will broadcast channel carrying the receive the broadcast in the order sent by the information and the exact location of the server. data in the broadcast. It guarantees identical message delivery. However. It is not now necessary for them to rely on a human operator to search a site for outdated material. Push Advantages and Disadvantages Push technology has been a favorite choice of data dissemination because of its several advantages.broadcast or refresh it entirely based on users’ feedback to increase their effect on consumers. This facility the ideal scheme. selective tuning) and download the machines software upgrades and fixes data. and dining broadcasting it on a regular interval. This setup significantly reduces the search time. has to tune and wait until the  Helps organizations (academic. if interested only i n dining information. focus. A immediate attention. at the same time. It has. A user is aware of the were dropped in the channel. which depends upon how the broadcast was composed and pushed on the channel by the server. then they will appear on consequently. It is impossible to implement eliminate the shipping cost. An ideal scheme is to tune when the desired information appears  Automatically delivers directly to clients’ (e. especially from a or services. Companies can push on their intranet corporate information to employees using a predefined schedule. The push technology is especially useful in the intranet market. traffic information. even though push applications are not really push. which is highly desirable. places information. the waiting time for information faster and. any waiting-let alone reach those users with precision who are waiting for information to appear-is quite more likely to benefit from their products resource-expensive. The difference is the automation of the process both for the server and the client. This can be viewed as a string  In a large information flow it minimizes of different categories of data. the burden of acquiring data. products like AirMedia Live and Wayfarer (INCISA). reduce or access is zero.

Alpha Microsystems. will likely solve many of the bandwidth problems of push and  Shortens response time. so users can schedule it for applications run mostly at the client times that they will be away from their machine and client’s profile and the log computer. Some preplanned because they may occur important ones are given below. multicast solutions. Problems arise due to the enormous bandwidth that push  Helps server to reserve more processing technologies can require when feeding time for data production by avoiding to data to thousands of end users. . Although users get the information. IntraExpress. to name a few. during a song broadcast.  Satisfies a large client base using few resources. Such interruptions cannot be limitations and disadvantages [ 141.  In multiple push a user can get frequent interruption. Marimba. The Identifying the location of the desired information in the broadcast and downloading the multimedia contents require a huge amount of disk storage. still confined to organizations that have a good customer base. Competition to dominate the information space in this technology is growing fast and vendors are unable to develop software compatible to all systems. and the development cost (time and resource) are generally high compared to creating static pages.  It requires more powerful hardware and specialized software to provide push service. while it is useful event. develop application software with minimum portability and scalability.  The push scheme is still not that useful for individual users. randomly. some urgent message can Disadvantages appear to notify user of some serious The push technology. Many vendorsAir Media. in a number of situations and does conserve they may have to live with constant resources and energy.  Push system software may suffer with incompatibility problem. For example. for example. as well as individually. however.machines for software and configuration and then modify these configurations.  Uses incremental updates where only new and changed information has to be sent to the computer which significantly reduces  It suffers a number of unresolved access and download time. the  Enables intelligent information filtering emergence of music P2P systems has based on personalized user profiles made it quite popular. information about the client’s behavior are stored on the client’s computer. Berkeley Systems. Some providers allow users to choose when the information is  Easily protects user privacy because push downloaded. Pointcast. Static pages can be viewed by any browser on any operating system. Its usefulness is describing required information needs. but the push system requires specific tools and applications. allow it to scale. has a number of interruption. bandwidth problems. Caching handle numerous client requests proxy servers.  Push applications are complex.

One of the main reasons is that users’ information needs are constant to some degree only.  Push Server Model: It is the most common Push Server Model which Market for Push Technology provides a client.push technology is not good for the typical knowledge worker who mines information from a variety of sources and then draws conclusions by digesting that information [ 141. BackWeb-are similar to content aggregators. are the two leading supplied. so that information can be created their own push clients for use in retained by the push vendor.  Push information delivery models can be  Standards are currently lacking in this categorized at least into three main area (competing de facto industry categories : standards are pushed by companies) . defining push updates. and Microsoft Corp. TIBCO and Wayfarer (1NCISA)-offer the advantage of multicasting. has begun cooperation with and demographic information to an Netscape. Netscape is using the Meta-Content Format (MCF). Microsoft and Netscape each have external server. For example. a server. . and the applications may use a competitors proprietary protocol. Each agent is designed to  Content aggregator: The products of this provide different search results and allows category-for example. ―client agent‖ to retrieve the information from the web. PointCast Business us to establish an anonymous relationship Network-gather and format the contents between the vendor and the subscriber. The proprietary client is required. but they guarantee timely secured broadcast. This becomes more expensive with number of users. which was  Web Server Extension Model: In this invented by Apple Computer. such as ChannelManager  Application Distributor: The products and InfoBeat. of this category such as Marimba’s Castanet provide automatic delivery of  Client Agent Model: This model uses a application software to end users. No conjunction with their latest browsers. highly needed. These run push market can be divided into four basic within the user’s installed browser. such categories : as Pointcast or the server delivers content using e-mail. except they are actually infrastructure to deploy content delivery systems.  Creating and maintaining user profiles is time-consuming. It is expensive to  There is no reliable solution to achieve implement.  Real-time data transfer: The products of this category-for example.  Platform provider: The products of this category-for example. Both users and in the push technology. Some examples of this model are based Channel Definition Format (CDF) for BackWeb and Marimba’s Castanet. the push vendor directs feedback Marimba Inc. Microsoft is pushing content providers have control over the the Extensible Markup Language (XML)content. Security safeguards are delivery of information possible. and Netscape development tools. in a consistent wrapper and push it to users’ workstations. model. A proprietary client is Communications Corp.

This approach created the notion of multiple disks spinning at different speeds on a single broadcast channel to create an effect of a fine grained storage hierarchy. C and D in that order. Users tune to these disks (channels) and download their desired data . The broadcast data on a faster disk are pushed (repeated) more frequently than the dataon slower disks channel). then each channel can be used ac a differentsize disk. The main idea of this scheme is to efficiently use the available bandwidth to push data to a majority of users. and so on. . a set of different types of information such as weather. traffic. B. The speed can be tweaked to satisfy a variety of information needs of users. Latency Figure 9. stock quotes. BROADCAST DISK In this section a novel broadcast scheme called broadcast disk is discussed. If the broadcast station has a number of channels with different capacity.The user is responsible for deployment and the search type extensibility. In a similar manner. In an ideal schedule the latency time and tuning time are minimum.3 illustrates a simple broadcast set up using broadcast disk approach. 9. airline schedule. news flashes. The oval represents a broadcast disk (channel) which if accessed (tuned) by a few mobile devices. The relative speed of these disk3 in the air (airdisks) significantly affects the broadcast configuration. can be transmitted on different speed channels. Bandwidth Allocation The way a set of information is arranged and pushed on to the broadcast channels is called schedule. This arrangement can be compared with radio broadcast where different programs are transmitted over different stations (frequencies). The broadcast station has a channel on which it continuously broadcasts (pushes) data items A. Fig.3 A simple broadcast disk setup.

An efficient bandwidth allocation scheme is directly linked with data popularity among the client population. If. it is the total time for (a) a client request to arrive at the server and (b) the time when the desired data is available in the broadcast channel. The access time depends on broadcast size. Client information requirement is highly random.Time: Similar to conventional disk access. In the push approach. A client submits a request at To and receives the desired response at time T7. Unfortunately. Access Time: Another parameter which is called access time is the total time to download the desired data from the broadcast channel to a client's local storage.4 illustrates access and tuning time. an increase in length of the broadcast can lead to an unacceptably long access time for the user. The client must be able to quickly tune to the right channel to get the data. on the other hand. is to find optimal points in the 2D space of access and tuning times. and the tuning time depends on the identification of exact data location in the broadcast which is achieved through selective tuning. In some client population. therefore. selective tuning requires extra information to be appended to the broadcast data which increases the size of the broadcast. therefore. This is quite difficult because there is a trade-off between these two times. An efficient broadcast scheme. Tn selective tuning the mobile unit will be in doze mode (DM) for (TL. . then the access and tuning times can be expressed as AT = TT = (T7 ~ To). Figure 9.Ts)+ (Ts . Tuning Time: It is the total time required to tune to the channel which is broadcasting the desired data. that is.TI ) + (T4 ~ Tj) + (TG .T5).T4) + (Ts .TL)+ (TI. then the actual tuning time will be 7T = (T7 . If DM > 7T then the tuning time saves energy and the saving will be highest only if the client has accurate information about the tuning time for accessing data. Different samples of client populations may have orthogonal data requirements. If the client listens continuously from the time the query was submitted and until the response is received. the client slips into doze mode intermittently. and so on. geographical information may be highly important and accessed most frequently while some population may frequently access stock quotes. The broadcast program can be addressed in terms of bandwidth allocation. tunes selectively (selective tuning).2'0). must balance this trade-off. This increase in size affects access time. The task. This time becomes important especially in interactive applications such as video games which require fast scan. This time becomes important for fast changing data such as stock quotes.

Schedule (a) is a flat schedule where data items set D1. client samples. and D3 continuously appear in the broadcast. (b) reaching active . where users initiate all kinds of transactions.5 presents three broadcast samples [4]. access delay. It may provide yellow pages services. The access frequency identification can be done in many ways. stock. The trend now is to integrate both facilities into one infrastructure. In (b). dictionary. for example. These components are discussed in detail below. Data Access Frequency The aim of the broadcast server is to achieve the highest hit rate for every type of data it pushes. the relationship among data popularity. by (a) monitoring current access pattern by some means. The benefit of a particular broadcast (b) broadcast schedules. However. Figure 9. This makes it necessary that the server must first identify a high demand set of data. and broadcast them. and schedule can be understood by thcir expected (c) data access from the broadcast. D2. The main components of such a system are (a) data access frequency.Thus. to develop an optimal schedule for all situations. Schedule (b) is a skewed broadcast where data item D1 appears twice one after another followed by D2 and D3. and broadcast composition an efficient schedule can be created. which makes it very hard. This will require not only efficient broadcast schedules but also a faster way to reduce the search space of requested data. with the help of popularity computation. and so on. The difference between schedule (a) and (b) is quite obvious. broadcast indexing. encyclopedia. So far a data broadcast has been seen as a push-based system while a mobile database has been seen as pull-based. and geographical domain becomes very complex. arrange them in a specific order considering the size of broadcast channel. entertainment. The future broadcast systems are likely to be used as a large data warehouse storing (pushing) a large amount of data on all topics. BROADCAST INFRASTRUCTURE The usefulness of data dissemination system lies in its ability to broadcast a huge amount of data on a number of topics such as weather. traffic. A new generation of data management system is thus capable of disseminating data for universal access and at the same time efficiently process all types of transactions with full database support as we are used to. etc. if not impossible. Schedule (c) is a regular broadcast where the interarrival time of each page is the same. data item D1 is treated as more frequently accessed than other items on the broadcast.

Based on the information stored in the log file. This is done by borrowing storage space from the surrogate and by joint operation of the client proxy of the mobile user. it also needs to decide the length of time the item will remain in its broadcast set. It can be denoted as PFS or just PFn. (c) studying the market trends. Since the increment and decrement are frequently invoked operations. (c) user movement. one way to implement them is through an abstract data type-for example. For achieving the highest data hit rate and highest channel utilization. (b) Popularity Factor (PF) and Ignore Factor (IF). The proxy continuously maintains and upgrades this routine. the proxy generates a periodic routine which contains the information about what the mobile user is most likely to access at any time. and a corresponding decrement of 1 is performed on the value of PFn at time (Th + RL). The routine contains the control information about the pushed data which is requested and the information about a particular pulled data which has been frequently accessed by the user. It maintains a log file into which it stores the three types of control information of each page: BT. . a PF queue with these operations. In the static approach a user notifies the broadcast server regarding its present and future data pull and approximate duration for their use. and the surrogate where data is to be staged. All these approaches essentially identify the access probability. it is able to store the information of the user access pattern without using much cache area. Thus. The server also records the corresponding time. One way to maintain PF of a data item at the rerver in a cell is to increment it by 1 when a client requests D. and T . In the dynamic approach the data requirements will be identified using (a) Residence latency (RL) and Expected Departure Time (EDT) [8]. RL and EDT: When the server decides to include an item in its broadcast.1 1. To identify the esidency duration of a data item an RL value is associated with each data set. the power consumption of the mobile unit does not increase. and (d) channel tunability. The RL value for a specific data set is the average length of time a mobile user resides in a cell. as is the database to support their requests. The surrogate is connected to the file server with a high-speed wired network. Let the timestamp of the ith increment to PFD be denoted by Th.clients to look at their data access history. The server will continue to broadcast the static data set for the defined period. The popularity of D goes down after its RL value. The client proxy continuously monitors the data access operation of the mobile user. Data Staging with Surrogates Staging data in a surrogate allows users to extend their limited caching capacity. In reality the client population is very large. PT. and it can be computed a priori based on the advanced knowledge of user movement patterns and cell geography. and so on. static and dynamic approaches can be used. A data item’s EDT from a broadcast can be computed by adding the item’s entry into the broadcast and data’s RL. the file server in the base station (broadcast tower). This reflects the anticipated departure of the client whose request caused the 7th increment. PF: Popularity factor of a data set D at time T identifies the number of clients in the cell at time T who are interested in D. The control information it stores is for the broadcast and pages which are pulled by the user. It is only a single wireless hop away from the mobile unit and connected by wireless technologies such as 802. Since it is working internally and does not need to log on to the wirelesq channel continuously.

So. . Let time required for a broadcast = n minutes. we calculate a time bound. 9. where n: << ( N x M)IB is total time for each broadcast. So. the surrogate allows the user to use a certain amount of space for staging data.27 shows the data staging architecture. Since the public data is staged in the machine. the average wait for any page in the broadcast is ((N x M)l(2 x B)). Figure 9. It may send it periodically or at the time the user requests a data. we believe that proper handling of data storage in a surrogate can significantly increase the efficiency of data access. Thus.Fig. the index should be broadcasted after every (B/M) x:l. Figure 9. Let the time bound for getting the index be Ttndcz = 5. Let approximate number of pages in a broadcast be N ( N may vary. For this. the number of pages broadcast per second = B / M pages. Let size of the data pages = M kbytes. Thus. Based on the amount of storage available. The time of dispatch of the periodic routine is arbitrary. but it is fixed for this calculation). The channel bandwidth for broadcast is B kbps.28 shows accesses of data from the surrogates by a mobile user. total number of broadcasts in a day is 24 x 601n. on an average. Let the size of an index page be I kbytes where I << M . number of pages by the base station. The client proxy present in the mobile user has a periodic routine which contain information about the data the user is most likely to access at any point of time. Total time taken for a broadcast is N/(B/M) = ( ( N x M ) / B ) . Tbound. and thus the overall latency time can be reduced. The overall aim of data staging is to allow the user to access data at a minimum latency. It consists of a surrogate. the user has to wait for Tindez/2 units of time to receive the index. which is connected to the mobile user by wireless technologies such as 802. The user sends the periodic routine to the surrogate. There is a time bound for accessing the index which is interleaved in the broadcast so that the user does not have to wait for the entire broadcast to access the index. for the user to access a data.27 Data staging in DAYS. Thus.1 1 and to the file server with a high speed wired network.

Scarce mobile resources make covered in four parts of the mobile context: insecure communication necessary to replicate used data and increase the risk of  human factors. con dentiality. which people and objects in the environment stay. Applications and required data are the reason for various di culties in securing location dependent. This is threats. In this section. Context information comprehends further .and software (mobile site and network characteristics. New risks and challenges for security and privacy occur in this environment. Security measures must take into The mobile context includes mobile account the distribution of data and their work and communication attending metadata heterogeneous handling regarding to security to support users. time and device. Determined tasks are viewpoint to well known security measures. but their access must be mobile work and for requiring a new location transparent. The or demand new ones. where and when the data are used based on user aims. Mobile work is characterized by infrequent and temporary short connections to the fixed network (low connectivity) and by a variety of access types (register and query data).1 MOBILE CONDITIONS time). applicable on special whereabouts. size) them. respectively. anywhere and anytime possible. roles. we summarize the like frequent disconnections make a mobile main mobile circumstances causing various work with database systems di cult. Mobile devices like handhelds connected via wireless networks support mobile users. preferences. and mobile environment are described more especially their dynamics. their tasks. application characteristics characteristics and the relationships between (like type. connectivity. hard. Supporting mobile work involves providing access to interesting data at the appropriate location. In Lubinski. and restrictions detailed. the special problems of database systems in such a These mobile circumstances.e. equipment Mobile work is context-sensitive work and tools) with contexts describing environmental  information. Mobile work including mobile database access makes ubiquitous computing. The mobile user accesses data that are also accessed by other users or itself on different locations and devices. persons  location (and changing location in 3. MOBILE DATABASE SECURITY Mobile work using mobile devices and wireless links comprehends a row of problems concerning security issues like availability. costs and duration of connections.3. other restricting or dismissing security measures. mobile infrastructure restricts the available volume and type of data and the data transfer. 1998]. integrity and accountability. This meta-information is models. i. especially in connection with position searching tools. These requirements occur for network components as well as database systems. The mobility requires suitable hardware and software.For this purpose we require di erent information regarding the current infrastructure. The goal is the protection of mobile users and their data. and bandwidths. knowledge and skills.available mobile resources.

Wireless links Metadata are used on di erent levels. for the particular combinations of actions and items appearing in the special mobile environments.2 PROTECTION OBJECTS AND ACTIONS . are predestinated to be eavesdropped on. consists in three main tasks to keep mobile work secure (see also[ Lubinski. We focus in this paper database related Data and metadata are the items which must mobile security issues and ignore be protected.g.and integrity rules. The thread of lost confidence by loss of devices is often underrated.whereas metadata are communication security. Our approach additionally used for their protection. The horizontal and vertical separation of first row and column shows the possible metadata and an adaptation of security.E. Moreover. items and actions to be protected and characterize them in a short manner. a protection items gets the following table. 3. the Combining possible actions with restriction of database transparencies. 1998]). Profiles of communicating users are simply keys. Attacks and security for mobile components need at least receiver and sender communication are described in[ Federrath. Metadata include 1999].. necessarily mobile context data and security relevant information like security policies. the distribution and heterogeneity leads to typical distributed security problems including data exchange between systems Assuming distributed and/or replicated with differing models and aims. accesses and transfer to protection objects data and metadata. management. The body of the table illustrates the special problems. addresses of messages. we must take into account mobile systems are characterized by very protection of the main action types mobile hardware. Transfer creatable. respectively. threats or desired security characteristics. databases. Database systems manage object types.

meeting requirements of integration and We distinguish two kinds of data access to data of various policies. Separated physical context security in heterogeneous database systems management improves the acces control. The (encrypted) as well as by underlying services. But the separation. It allows only a view to a (role dependent) section or a facet of mobility patterns and behaviour. undesired information flow between different system layers outside the controlled area.  Separate metadata: Vertical separation supports confidentiality requirements by protecting users from tracing their movement. The essential criterion in mobile environments is accessed and as a rule location dependent their dynamics due to possibly very dynamic data gives information to the whereabout of mobile contexts. . users. every Horizontal separation represents a transparency must be remain controlled by layered view and constitutes a prevention of the system to avoid insecure system states. However. sensitive aggregation of user identifying data  Adapt security: and other contexts must be avoided. Inner-database-communication Because of the opportunity to misuse context information. too. Additionally. This requirement concerns transparent security management and control. vertical and horizontal. Restrict transparencies: Database transparencies like distribution and replication transparency is soften to allow user's participation. a useful protection lies has to be unobservable by intruders in separation or anonymization of it. audit data should be anonymized or pseudonymized. A powerful access control realize this type of There are a few papers which focus separation.

Conclusions environment characteristics decides about suitable choice of applicable security Wireless network is becoming a mechanisms. make flight reservation. This is what the wireless technology driving us to. It approach but assure a minimal security. The emerging trend is to make all service providing disciplines. attend lectures. open bank account. We enforce a resource aware commonly used communication platform. such as web. However. workflow systems. etc. provides a cheaper way to get connected and in some cases this is the only way to reach people. and so on. Customer can surf the information space from any location at any time and do their shopping. .A flexible adaptation to the changing 4. it has a number of easy and difficult problems and they must be solved before MDS can be built.. fully mobile so that any service can be provided from any place. This tutorial discussed some of these problems and identified a number of possible approaches. E-commerce.

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