Mobile and Real-Time Computing

Mobile and Real-Time Computing

Mobile computing refers to the ability to access computing resources and perform tasks while on the move, without being tied to a fixed location. The use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops has revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and access information. In recent years, mobile computing has expanded beyond traditional devices and has now become an integral part of autonomous vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with advanced computing capabilities that allow them to process and analyze data from various sensors in real-time, enabling them to make informed decisions and operate autonomously.

Many mobile computing applications have real-time properties. The values of real-time data items are highly dynamic and the transactions are always associated with different degrees of timing constraints. Real-time computing plays a crucial role in mobile computing, especially for autonomous driving vehicles. Real-time computing refers to the ability of a system to process and respond to data within a specified time frame, typically in milliseconds or microseconds. The objective of the mobile real-time computing research is to investigate and develop new techniques for the future mobile real-time systems. The focus is on both theoretical and practical sides of the technologies.








  • Mobile Computing and Network Technologies
    • Mobile operating systems
    • Mobile hardware and software platforms
    • Mobile device design and development
    • Mobile security and privacy
    • Mobile sensing and context awareness
    • Mobile data management and analytics
  • Real-time computing systems
    • Real-time operating systems (RTOS)
    • Real-time scheduling algorithms
    • Real-time hardware and software platforms
    • Real-time system design and analysis
    • Real-time system verification and validation
    • Real-time system performance evaluation

Research Centres

  • Autonomous Driving System Research Laboratory (Prof. Jianping Wang)
  • Embedded and Mobile System Laboratory (Prof. Chun Jason Xue)
  • Real-Time Computing Research Group (Dr. Chun Jason Xue)