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A multi-protocol framework for ad-hoc service discovery

Flores-Cortes, C. and Blair, Gordon S. and Grace, P. (2006) A multi-protocol framework for ad-hoc service discovery. In: MPAC '06: The 4th international workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-Hoc Computing, 1900-01-01, Melbourne, Australia.

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    Abstract

    Discovering the appropriate services in ad-hoc computing environments where a great number of devices and software components collaborate discreetly and provide numerous services is an important challenge. Service discovery protocols make it possible for participating nodes in a network to locate and advertise services with minimum user intervention. However, because it is not possible to predict at design time which protocols will be used to advertise services in a given context/environment, it is now becoming clear that dynamic discovery mechanisms are required by mobile nodes to cope with the heterogeneity of discovery platforms. Existing adaptive mobile middleware solutions such as ReMMoC and INDISS have investigated this style of dynamic discovery. However, these have yet to consider the emerging suite of protocols for discovery in ad-hoc networks. In this paper we present a component-based service discovery framework for the development of an adaptive multi-personality service discovery middleware, which will operate in diverse environments e.g. fixed and ad-hoc networks. This supports a common architecture for individual discovery protocols to enhance configurability and re-configurability of the framework, and minimize resource usage through component reuse. Finally, to evaluate this framework we investigate the development of four existing ad-hoc service discovery protocols using our approach.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: MPAC '06: The 4th international workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-Hoc Computing
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1694 cs_uid ; 361
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 41554
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 11 Aug 2008 22:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:15
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41554

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