SmartDOTS - A Framework for Efficient Data Synchronization on Mobile Devices
W. Kurschl, S. Mitsch, R. Prokop - SmartDOTS - A Framework for Efficient Data Synchronization on Mobile Devices - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations 2006 (ITNG 2006), Las Vegas, United States of America, 2006, pp. 300-305
Mobile enterprise applications typically access data from the enterprise’s various applications. Allowing the mobile application to access these data online only would be a major hindrance for mobile workers that cannot assume a constantly available network connection. We present a middleware called Smart Data Off The Spot (SmartDOTS) for building nomadic distributed enterprise applications. In SmartDOTS, the business data model is represented per device, network, and task; this representation configures SmartDOTS to provide business data tailored to the specific capabilities (e.g., memory capacity) of a device, and needs of a task. The SmartDOTS approach is independent of persistent storages; it is part of the application developer’s task to provide server-side persistency. Thus, any (legacy) application can be integrated with SmartDOTS.