Mobile Computing: Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomy and Feedback

Mobile devices have evolved to become computing platforms more similar to desktops and workstations than the cell phones and handsets of yesteryear. Unfortunately, today’s mobile infrastructures are mirrors of the wired past. Devices, apps, and networks impact one another, but a systematic approach for allowing them to cooperate is currently missing. We propose an approach that seeks to open key interfaces and to apply feedback and autonomic computing to improve both user experience and mobile system dynamics.