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COMP90018 Mobile Computing Systems Programming

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of student presentations, 12 hours of tutorial/laboratory classes; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Egemen Tanin

Contact

Dr Adrian Pearce

email: adrianrp@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

A major focus is the programming of mobile devices using the standard toolkits "Java Micro Edition" or ".NET Compact Framework". Topics covered include: programming applications for Smartphones and PDAs; user interfaces for mobile devices; accessing location sensing technologies; interfaces for grid computing; geometric routing; data and information management, in particular for location-based services; privacy and security issues; and SnycML, WAP and XML technologies.

Objectives:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Be familiar with key concepts and technologies in mobile and location-aware computing
  • Have practical skills in implementing fundamental algorithms used in mobile computing
Assessment:
  • Project work during semester of approx. 24 hours (25%)
  • One presentation including a short paper of a current research approach in mobile computing expected to take about 12 hours (15%) And a 3-hour written examination at the end of the semester (60%)
  • All components must be completed satisfactorily to pass the subject
Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing
Master of Science (Computer Science)
Master of Software Systems Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Computer Science
Master of Engineering (Software)

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