50928179 Security in Mobile Database Systems | Databases | Computer Network

A Seminar Report On


Submitted By :Pankaj Menaria

Yash Vyas
Kamlesh Jain

A Seminar Report On
In partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of

Bachelor of Engineering In Computer Engineering

Pankaj Menaria Yash Vyas Kamlesh Jain

Under the Guidance of

Mr. Ajay Prasad





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




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.

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.

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

mobile Apple-related products and applications. such as printers. Applications must be able to access local device/vehicle hardware. Information can be synchronized with a server database at a later time. 1. or GPS units (for mapping or Automatic Vehicle Location systems). Applications must provide significant interactivity.An example of this is a mobile workforce. 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. bar code scanners. Users don't require access to truly live data. Although viruses are a key concern. Unintended activity can be categorized as authenticated misuse.5 NEED FOR MOBILE DATABASE A recent report from McAfee titled" 2011 Threats Predictions". as With the rise in popularity of smartphones Databases provide many layers and types of has come an increasing need to secure them. now users can load up their smart phones or PDAs with mobile databases to exchange missioncritical data remotely without worrying about time or distance. processes. 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. only recently modified data. malicious attacks or inadvertent mistakes made by authorized individuals or processes.3 MOBILE SECURITY unintended activity. the actual number of viruses targeting mobile phones in the wild has not been widespread. Database security is more critical networks have become more open. With the  Authentication rise of their popularity so has the need to  Encryption secure the devices from theft. 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. more  Access control powerful with increasing storage capacity  Auditing and have remained expensive items. With the advent of mobile databases. 1. 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. 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. . 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. Bandwidth must be conserved (a common requirement on wireless networks that charge per megabyte or data transferred).4 DATABASE SECURITY     Database security is the system. 1. including: becoming increasingly smaller. typically specified in Since their introduction mobile phones have the data dictionary. This type of access and work load generated by such users is different from the traditional workloads seen in client–server systems of today. information security. Mobile databases let employees enter data on the fly.

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

and embedded Linux DB2e on the handheld device includes: Mobilink: MobiLink is a highly-scalable. . EPOC.server-based relational database management management system designed for small. Neutrino.mechanism.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. 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.system (RDMS). organizes and administration environments. DB2e is currently available footprint mobile devices such as PDAs and for Palm OS. retrieves.DB2e stores. manages data on a handheld device. zero. Windows CE smart phones. The data on the handheld device is synchronized to a Ultralite: UltraLite is a database.  Query By Example (QBE) QAnywhere: QAnywhere facilitates the development of robust and secure store-andforward mobile messaging applications.

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). allowing them to easily develop new applications for mobile environments. PalmOS. The Oracle9i Lite relational database is surprisingly[citation needed] powerful.1 scalability. thereby also providing close integration to legacy information systems.DB2e includes a component Synchronization Server. requires practically zero (MDAC) maintenance. Delphi. and delivers the performance. 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. mobile. 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. It provides synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server. C++. and EPOC database clients. Table encryption for version 8. This platform will isolate programmers from the problems related to mobility and disconnection. programming APIs. Allows synchronization between DB2e Compliant with Java and SQL92 standards. and data and application synchronization software (to enterprise Oracle databases.1. It includes support for Win32. and server database the JDataStore database features a very small Mobile Device Administration Center footprint. and Web server applications. Windows CE. and pagers MobiSnap MobiSnap. versatile Java database for truly portable embedded. a research project that aims to support the development of SQL based applications for mobile environments. which:     called Borland JDataStore 6 is a fast. and so on). 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. providing conquerable support for data divergence control and connectivity abstractions. 8) Others Borland's JDataStore . and synchronization capabilities Java ME Sync Client for cell phones of a full-power database. MobiSnap will be based on SQL. integrated development experience through Visual Studio and a Management Studio. integration with Oracle's Advanced Queuing (AQ) mechanism. focusing only on application specific problems.

 Some node can do both Can be created and maintained by integrating legacy database systems.  Some node can process information. Cellular system. and wired and wireless systems (PCS. and GSM) .2.1 Fully Connected Information Space  Each node of the information space has some communication capability. MOBILE DATABASE SYSTEMS 2.  Some node can communicate through voice channel.

HLR: Home Location Register.2 Personal Communication System (PCS) A system where wired and wireless networks are integrated for establishing communication. VLR: Visitor Location Register. could be equipped. a large scale AMPS trial was conducted in Chicago. and in any form. AMP was designed as a high capacity system based on a frequency .. since every person. It is based on frequency division multiple access (FDMA). every organization. BS: Base Station. Commercial AMPS service has been available since 1983. Several PCS systems have been developed to meet rapid growth prompted by market demand. Business opportunities (E-commerce) for such services are tremendous. EIR: Equipment Identify Register. From 1974 to 1978. Also called MTSO (Mobile Telephone Switching Office). MSC: Mobile Switching Center. AC: Access Chanel. Most of them are connected to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to integrate with the wired service. etc. PCS refers to variety of wireless access (communication) and personal mobility services provided through a small terminal at any place. 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. 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. Also called MU (Mobile Unit) or Mobile Host (MH). which was developed during the 1970s by Bell Lab. MS: Mobile Station.2.

The GSM development process was similar to that of AMPS. IS-54 was renamed IS-136 when it reached revision C. except that no large scale trial was conducted. Digital European Cordless Telephone supports a TDMA air interface similar to that (DECT) of GSM. there are about 50 channels per cell. In the call setup procedure. IS-136. that is.8 Kbps with an increased System rate. Generation (CT2) Second Developed in Europe. IS-95’s capacity is estimated to be 10 times that of AMPS.This spectrum is divided into 832 full-duplex channels using 1664 discrete frequencies. The channel bandwidth used by IS-95 is 1. IS-136 capacity is around three Enhanced Cordless Telephone to denote . In GSM the frequency carrier is divided into eight time slots where the speech coding rate is 13 Kbps. A total of 50 MHz in the 824849 MHz and 869-894 MHz bands is allocated for AMPS. whereas an AMPS base station needs one such pair for every voice channel.25 MHz. the radio hardware in the base station can be shared among multiple users. It allows many users to share a common frequency/time channel for transmission. where the speech coding rate is Telephone has been replaced by Digital 7. With TDMA. Cordless Telephone. American Digital supported. This digital cellular system was developed by Qualcomm. the successor to IS-54. CT2 also supports data transmission EIA/TIA IS-136 Digital Cellular rates of up to 2. and has been available since 1989.95 Kbps. In AMPS. which has been extended to 5 MHz in the third generation wideband CDMA proposal. In a GSM base station. CT2 does not support handoff and in a This system is also referred to as public CT2 system. Thus. CT2 is allocated 40 FDMA channels with a 32-Kbps speech coding rate. GSM combines time divisioin multiple access (TDMA) and FDMA. 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).reuse scheme. CT2 moves a call path from one radio channel to another after three seconds of handshake failure. both baseptop handset signals and handset-to-base signals are transmitted in the same frequency. For a user. and has been operating in USA since 1996. IS-95 is based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology. every pair of radio transceiverreceiver supports eight voice channels. Cellular (ADC). 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.4 Kbps through the speech code and up to 4. An existing AMPS system can be easily upgraded to IS-136 0n a circuit-by-circuit basis. The speech coding rate for IS-95 is 13 Kbps or 8 Kbps. 832 downlinks and 832 uplinks. Global System Communication (GSM) for Mobile times that of AMPS. call delivery is not digital AMPS (DAMPS). or North American TDMA (NA-TDMA). It supports three voice The Digital European Cordless channels.

PHS uses TDMA. the PACS uplink and downlink utilizes different RF carriers. or 150 hours of standby time. There are 12 voice channels per frequency carrier.1-1918. offices. Sleep mode enables PHS to support five hours of talk time. DECT can interwork with GSM to allow user mobility. 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).global acceptance of DECT. In FDD mode. . PHS operates in the 1895-1918. The band 1906.1 MHz (37 channels) is used for home/office applications. DECT also supports seamless handoff. Personal Access Communications Systems (PACS) PACS is a low-power PCS system developed at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore). Sleep mode is employed to converse handset power. TDMA is used in PACS with eight voice channels per frequency carrier. DECT supports high user density with a picocell design. The bandwidth is partitioned into 77 channels.1 MHz band. a private standardization organization in Japan. PHS is a low-tier digital PCS system that offers telecommunication services for homes. and the band 1895-1906. similar to cellular systems. and outdoor environment. each with 300 KHz bandwidth.1 MHz (40 channels) is designed for public systems. DECT is typically implemented as a wireless-PBX (Private Brach Exchange) connected to PSTN. using radio access to the public telephone network or other digital networks.

signaling. Each cell in the network has a BS associated with it. Micro and picocell Low Low ( 30 mph) Small/Zonal. for communication to any mobile unit within its cell. or medium. and diagnostics. 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. The primary function of a BS is to maintain the air interface. maintenance.Cordless and low-tier PCS telephony overview System Cell size High-tier Cellular Large (0. The BS communicates to its mobile unit via the air interface.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. Communication links on the BS to the MTSO interface are also classified into voice links and signaling link. Other functions of BS are call processing. . and to MTSO by dedicated communication link such as T1 trunks.

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

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

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

2. under certain circumstances. force all MUs to register. etc. medical.3 Mobile Database Systems (MDS)  Vulnerable to physical activities  Hard to make theft proof. 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 .)  Traffic control  Taxi dispatch  E-commerce  Etc. Forced registration: A network may. 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.

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. This can be achieved through data access history. Thus. Mobile Units can tune to this Examples: City tax. The contents of the broadcast reflects the data demands of mobile units. A broadcast (file on the air) is similar to a disk file but located on the air. frequency and download the desired data from the broadcast to their local cache. For efficient access the broadcast file use index or some other method. broadcasting it on some fixed radio Location Data value frequency.  Location Independent Data (LID)  The server processes simple predicates on the database and the results are Location Dependent Data (LDD) cached at the client. etc. The class of data whose value is functionally dependent on location. City area. 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.  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. . which can be fed to the data broadcasting system.

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

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

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

especially wireless messages is required. Transaction commit. especially wireless. A scheme which uses very few messages.  Coordinator further fragments the MT and distributes them to members of commit set. is desirable. which uses minimum number of messages. 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. etc. New schemes based on timeout.  Hard to manage locking and unlocking operations.. Database update consistency. and send rest of MT to the coordinator. One possible scheme is ―timeout‖ based protocol. 2-phase commit (2PC) or 3-phase commit (3PC) is no good because of their generous messaging requirement. each node commit their fragment independently. during processing no communication is required.  Hard to efficiently support disconnected operations.  Coordinators commits or aborts MT. may work. At the end of timeout. To maintain global consistency an efficient database update scheme is necessary. In MDS a transaction may be fragmented and may run at more than one nodes (MU and DBSs).  MU extract its fragment. . 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. A scheme. An efficient commit protocol is necessary. estimates timeout. Serialization of concurrent execution.  MU processes and commits its fragment and sends the updates to the coordinator for DBS. Thus. multiversion.  DBSs process their fragments and inform the coordinator. Concept: MU and DBSs guarantee to complete the execution of their fragments of a mobile transaction within their predefined timeouts.Reasons these methods may not work satisfactorily  Wired and wireless message overhead.

at a designated DBS)  Logging at the place of registration (e. 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. Possible approaches  Agent broadcast on a dedicated wireless channel  Pool of agents at every processing node  Agent migration to a required node. The network may be mobile of ad-hoc in which case the scope of business activities significantly increases. . Mobile E-commerce What is E-commerce? Mapping of business activity on the network. Thus. Security  Centralized and distributed logging Conventional key approaches needs revision. MU)  Logging at a centralized location (e..  Log carrier. Independent recovery capability reduces communication overhead.g. This allows tremendous flexibility to customers as well as to vendors. which are essential for recovery.  Transaction commit or abort Efficient This capability can be easily improved mainly because of the elimination of spatial constraints. at the right location. 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.g. 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. BS)  Saving log on Zip drive or floppies. Important gain: Making information available at the right time.. Why mobile E-commerce? To make business activity free from spatial constraints. and in a right format..g.

that is. The working of existing handoff and location mechanisms given in IS-41 is explained. data warehousing and workflow offers tremendous growth potential and a very controlled way of managing business activities 2. It first explains how these processes work and then discusses their relevance to transaction management in mobile database systems. However. 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. GPS can do this. Location dependent query Situation: Person traveling in the car desires to know his progress and continuously asks the same question. the entire process of the mobility geographical location of the origin of the management component of the cellular query. Customer do not easily trust electronic communication and always wants to see a reliable backup service. so they are not discussed. but none of them have been implemented in any commercial system. every time the answer is different but correct. transferring (handing off) the current (active) communication session to the next base station. which seamlessly resumes the session using its own set of channels.5 Query Processing 2. Location dependent query A query whose result depends on the Thus. . Quite a few location management schemes have been proposed recently. Requirements: Continuous monitoring of the longitude and latitude of the origin of the query. Its movement is random and therefore its geographical location is unpredictable. (a) location managementthat is. An integration of mobility. 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.Customer trust A time consuming activity.6 Location and Handoff Management The handoff process is provided and the topic of location management is introduced. web. 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‖. 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. 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.

The first tier provides a quick location lookup. 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. 151. the location management procedure is invoked to identify the new location. The system creates location areas and paging areas to minimize the cost. In some situations. further adds to the cost. and it may continue to move within the cell or may encounter a handoff which may interrupt the communication. A number of neighboring cells are grouped together to form a location area. 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. The unrestricted mobility of mobile units presents a complex dynamic environment. 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. (b) doze mode.or picocell clusters. A mobile unit can freely move around in (a) active mode. which is initiated by the mobile unit. The other related issue is the distribution of HLR to shorten the access path. Motivated by these issues. The presence of frequent cell crossing. the current location of the unit is recorded in HLR and VLR databases. or (c) power down mode. remote cells may be included in these areas. A large number of schemes to achieve low cost and infrequent update have been proposed. recently a number of innovative location management schemes have appeared in the research world [ 141. This arrangement reduces location update frequency because location updates are not necessary when a mobile unit moves in the cells of a location area. and new schemes continue to emerge as cellular technology advances. . The cost of update and paging increases as cell size decreases. and in power down mode the unit is not functional at all. which is similar to data distribution problem in distributed database systems. which becomes quite significant for finer granularity cells such as micro. It is the task of the location manager to find the new location and resume the communication. When it moves to a different cell in doze or power down modes. The location management performs three fundamental tasks: (a) location update. In location update. (b) location lookup.One of the main objectives of efficient location management schemes is to minimize the communication overhead due to database updates (mainly HLR) [6. but as soon as both or any one of the units moves to a different cell. In active mode the mobile actively communicates with other subscriber. then it is neither possible nor necessary for the location manager to find the location. 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. and in most commercial systems they are usually identical. which is a common scenario in highly commuting zones. 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. and the paging area is constructed in a similar way. These two tasks are initiated by the MSC. The location management module uses a two-tier scheme for locationrelated tasks.9. and (c) paging.

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

In this approach. link transfer takes place between two BSs which are connected to two different BSCs. and in details can be found in Ref. In this scheme the Mobile Unit (MU) is Figure 3. The MAHO scheme shares some detection steps of NCHO. In this scheme also BS real-life data indicates that there could be and MSC are involved in handoff detection. selects the base station with strongest signal  Intersystem or Inter-MSC handoff The for initiating a handoff.13 In this scheme.used in PCS. play any role in handoff detection. They are collaboration with BSs the handoff situation called: is detected. [lo]. from surrounding base stations and notifies the strength data to the serving base station. the BS holding time is around 60 seconds.taking too long to process a handoff. The BS monitors the signal strength used by MUs As discussed in Ref. 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. Figure situation for more than one handoff. Some initiates a handoff. In is used. Figure 3. or base station controller (BSC).10 illustrates the scenario.1 inter-BSC In fact the MSC instructs BSs to monitor the . If it finds the BSC is connected to one MSC. is presented here and further signal strength occasionally. every mobile unit any of these cases the handoff is terminated continuously measures the signal strength and the mobile unit loses the connection. In case the  Intracell handoff Link or channel Mobile Unit (MU) moves to a different transfer occurs for only one BS. 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. 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. then it 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. typical call and if it falls below a threshold value. the MU is highly mobile and has Mobile-Assisted Handoff (MAHO): requested too many handoffs. an intersystem handoff is handoff a MU only switches channel. responsible for detecting a handoff. Mobile Unit (MU) does not illustrates the situation. the link generation systems where TDMA technology transfer suffered some problem. Radio Link Transfer The strength of these signals are analyzed.1 1 illustrates the scenario. The hierarchical structure of strength of the serving base station.12 illustrates the scenario. around 0.5 inter-BS handoff. Figure 3. 0. during a handoff the destination BS may not have any free channel. These two BSCs are connected to Network-Controlled Handoff (NCHO): two different MSCs. [ 101. In this registration area.  Intercell or Inter-BS handoff The link transfer takes place between two BSs Mobile-Controlled Handoff (MCHO): which are connected to the same BSC. and so on. initiated.  Network-Controlled Handoff (NCHO) For example. the system is This scheme is implemented in second.

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

3. It is quite obvious that efficient processing of handoff is quite important for minimizing the call waiting time. This acknowledgment message indicates is described below. The steps of the handoff for MCHO link transfer 3. One way is referred to as Hard Handofland the other as Soft Handoff. 2. to MU that the handoff process has started. and so MU returns to the old channel it was 1. The new BS then sends a ―handoff acknowledgement― message and marks the slot busy. conversation (occurrence of silence). MS sends a ―link suspend‖ message to the using and resumes voice communication old BS which temporarily suspends the while network process the handoff.72 Channel transfer between two BSs connected to two BSCs. There are two ways to achieve link transfer. The data also indicate that the failure rate of inter-MSC handoff is about five times more than inter-BS handoff.05 inter-MSC handoff. The MS sends a ―handoff request message― to the network through the new BS. This message indicates the initiation of the handoff process.handoff. and 0. . 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.

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

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

The power consumption in the active mode is 250 mW.7 hours and to preserve battery power. When the mobile unit (palmtop) is listening to the channel. and the power dissipation for display is around 2. There are two basic modes of data dissemination. These modes are motivated mainly by limited power consideration.5 W.Data Broadcast Mode The mode of data transfer is essentially asymmetric. and the power consumption in doze mode is 50 pW. The ratio of power consumption in the active mode to doze mode is 5000. 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. that is. 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 . A typical AA cell is rated to give 800 mA/hour at I . especially if it has to be active to examine all incoming buckets. these activities must be disabled whenever possible. the CPU must be in the active mode for examining data buckets in the broadcast.2 V (0. Therefore. The lifetime of a battery is expected to increase only 20% over the next 10 years 1221. The available power source is likely to last for 2. The constant power dissipation in a CDROM (for disk spinning itself) is about 1 W. The CPU consumes more power than some receivers. The effectiveness of a data dissemination system is evaluated by its ability to provide a user his required data ubiquitously.96 Whour). it will be beneficial if the CPU can be switched to the doze mode .the power conserving mode where the CPU is inactive.

some as spam but some quite useful. For example. For example. foliage. Transmitting and accessing data also consumes power. renting a movie with a particular title. and so on. if necessary. and so on. The wireless bandwidth varies from 1. With distance the power requirement increases significantly 1261. There is no uplink channel involved in this mode.whenever it is not being used and switched back to active mode when the data of interest arrives on the broadcast channel. season. pull process is frequently applied: borrowing a book from a library. It is also immaterial whether the user finds the desired data or encounters an error or delay occurs in downloading the data.7 W with the receiver powered on and 3. Using an e-mail facility may appear to follow pull process. pulling information from Google with some condition brings quite a lot of trash along with the desired information. a Wavelan card consumes 1. In day-today activities. broadcasts on-demand data if its popularity matches the popularity of broadcast data. buying an airline ticket. landscape.2 kbps for slow paging channels to about 2 Mbps of the wireless LAN. if necessary. Pull Process Pull process is user (client)-oriented. download the required data. It also. 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.. These modes are further elaborated later in this chapter as Push and Pull technology. A number of factors like the terrain. rather they are dropped in the user’s space without his knowledge and they just appear on his e-mail directory. 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. play an important role in determining the power required in data dissemination. but actually it is not so. A user assumes that the desired information is available in the wireless space. The server allows individual data requests from clients through uplink channel and allows data broadcast through downlink channel. Simple filtering of broadcast data stream according to a user specified filter [6] is applied to access data. transmission could reach tens of watts. a user keys in a URL on the web browser and pulls the desired information. etc. Broadcast Mode: In this mode the broadcast server periodically broadcast most popular data on some wireless channels from which users can listen and. The client sends the query for the required data through an uplink channel. and he pulls it by tuning the channel. The server is not concern with the individual user’s access. This facility is called selective tuning. A recipient of an e-mail does not select the e-mails he receives. The effective bandwidth of wireless network is only a fraction of the bandwidth that is available in wired networks. rain. purchasing a ticket for a particular destination. broadcast and on-demand modes are combined.4 W with the transmitter powered on. The current ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) standards are designed to yield a bandwidth of up to 622 Mbps. It is also clear that what a user intends to pull may or may not be present in the pulled information. the height and kind of trees. An intelligent pull technique such as a semantic web has yet to be fully developed. This bandwidth is projected to go up to gigabits [20]. Data broadcast can be managed with three different modes to satisfy user needs. . For example. For large cells the energy required for Hybrid Mode: In this mode. renting a movie or music CD.

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

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

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

of this category such as Marimba’s Castanet provide automatic delivery of  Client Agent Model: This model uses a application software to end users. in a consistent wrapper and push it to users’ workstations. Security safeguards are delivery of information possible. which was  Web Server Extension Model: In this invented by Apple Computer. PointCast Business us to establish an anonymous relationship Network-gather and format the contents between the vendor and the subscriber. This becomes more expensive with number of users. the push vendor directs feedback Marimba Inc. except they are actually infrastructure to deploy content delivery systems. highly needed.  Push Server Model: It is the most common Push Server Model which Market for Push Technology provides a client. Both users and in the push technology. such categories : as Pointcast or the server delivers content using e-mail. has begun cooperation with and demographic information to an Netscape. Some examples of this model are based Channel Definition Format (CDF) for BackWeb and Marimba’s Castanet.  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) . and the applications may use a competitors proprietary protocol. One of the main reasons is that users’ information needs are constant to some degree only. BackWeb-are similar to content aggregators. Each agent is designed to  Content aggregator: The products of this provide different search results and allows category-for example. Microsoft is pushing content providers have control over the the Extensible Markup Language (XML)content.  Real-time data transfer: The products of this category-for example. .  Platform provider: The products of this category-for example. such as ChannelManager  Application Distributor: The products and InfoBeat. and Microsoft Corp. ―client agent‖ to retrieve the information from the web. A proprietary client is Communications Corp. so that information can be created their own push clients for use in retained by the push vendor. No conjunction with their latest browsers. a server. but they guarantee timely secured broadcast. TIBCO and Wayfarer (1NCISA)-offer the advantage of multicasting. Microsoft and Netscape each have external server.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. and Netscape development tools. are the two leading supplied. Netscape is using the Meta-Content Format (MCF). model. The proprietary client is required. defining push updates.  Creating and maintaining user profiles is time-consuming. It is expensive to  There is no reliable solution to achieve implement. For example. These run push market can be divided into four basic within the user’s installed browser.

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

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

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

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

Based on the amount of storage available. Figure 9. The overall aim of data staging is to allow the user to access data at a minimum latency. 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. The time of dispatch of the periodic routine is arbitrary. but it is fixed for this calculation).28 shows accesses of data from the surrogates by a mobile user. 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. 9. Since the public data is staged in the machine.1 1 and to the file server with a high speed wired network. Thus.27 shows the data staging architecture. the average wait for any page in the broadcast is ((N x M)l(2 x B)). Total time taken for a broadcast is N/(B/M) = ( ( N x M ) / B ) . Let the time bound for getting the index be Ttndcz = 5. and thus the overall latency time can be reduced. on an average. It may send it periodically or at the time the user requests a data. for the user to access a data. the user has to wait for Tindez/2 units of time to receive the index. . Tbound. So. Figure 9. It consists of a surrogate. Let approximate number of pages in a broadcast be N ( N may vary.Fig. we believe that proper handling of data storage in a surrogate can significantly increase the efficiency of data access. Thus. number of pages by the base station. The channel bandwidth for broadcast is B kbps. we calculate a time bound. The user sends the periodic routine to the surrogate. For this.27 Data staging in DAYS. Let the size of an index page be I kbytes where I << M . the number of pages broadcast per second = B / M pages. Let time required for a broadcast = n minutes. which is connected to the mobile user by wireless technologies such as 802. total number of broadcasts in a day is 24 x 601n. Let size of the data pages = M kbytes. the index should be broadcasted after every (B/M) x:l. the surrogate allows the user to use a certain amount of space for staging data. where n: << ( N x M)IB is total time for each broadcast. Thus. So.

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

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

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

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

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