|dc.description.abstract||Context - Mobile computing has fast emerged
as a pervasive technology to replace the old computing
paradigms with portable computation and context-aware
communication. Existing software systems can be migrated
(while preserving their data and logic) to mobile computing
platforms that support portability, context-sensitivity, and enhanced usability. In recent years, some research and development efforts have focused on a systematic migration of existing software systems to mobile computing platforms.
Objectives - To investigate the research state-of-the-art on
the migration of existing software systems to mobile computing platforms. We aim to analyze the progression and impacts
of existing research, highlight challenges and solutions that
reflect dimensions of emerging and futuristic research.
Methodology - We followed Evidence-Based Software
Engineering (EBSE) method to conduct a Systematic Mapping Study (SMS) of the existing research that has progressed
over more than a decade (25 studies published from 1996
- 2017). We have derived a taxonomical classification and
a holistic mapping of the existing research to investigate its
progress, impacts, and potential areas of futuristic research
Results - The SMS has identified three types of migration
namely Static, Dynamic, and State-based Migration of existing software systems to mobile computing platforms. Migration to mobile computing platforms enables existing software systems to achieve portability, context-sensitivity, and high connectivity. However, mobile systems may face some
challenges such as resource poverty, data security, and privacy. The emerging and futuristic research aims to support
patterns and tool support to automate the migration process.
The results of this SMS can benefit researchers and practitioners - by highlighting challenges, solutions, and tools etc.
- to conceptualize the state-of-the-art and futuristic trends that
support migration of existing software to mobile computing||
|dc.relation.journal||Frontiers of Computer Science||
|dc.title||Migration of Existing Software Systems to Mobile Computing Platforms: A Systematic Mapping Study||
|dcterms.bibliographicCitation||Alseadoon, I., Ahmad, A., Alkalel, A. and Sultan, K., "Migration of Existing Software Systems to Mobile ComputingPlatforms: A Systematic Mapping Study", Frontiers of Computer ScienceJournal, Springer, DOI (10.1007/s11704-019-8166-5), (2019).||