Integrating PDAs into distributed systems: 2K and PalmORB

Manuel Román, Ashish Singhai, Dulcineia Carvalho, Christopher Hess, Roy H. Campbell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper we describe an application model for seamless mobile data access using handheld devices and wireless links. We go be- yond the current model in which handhelds are used as smart organizers augmented with stripped down versions of popular desktop programs. In- stead, we propose to integrate handheld devices seamlessly in a distributed computing environment. Componentized applications, adaptable middle- ware frameworks, and standardized protocols play a significant role in this new paradigm. We also describe an implementation within this paradigm using PalmORB, a CORBA client for the 3Com Palm devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandheld and Ubiquitous Computing - 1st International Symposium, HUC 1999, Proceedings
EditorsHans-W. Gellersen
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540665501, 9783540665502
StatePublished - 1999
Event1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: Sep 27 1999Sep 29 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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