Konark - A service discovery and delivery protocol for ad-hoc networks

Helal, Sumi and Desai, N. and Verma, V. and Lee, C. (2003) Konark - A service discovery and delivery protocol for ad-hoc networks. In: 2003 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference: The Dawn of Pervasive Communication, WCNC 2003. IEEE, pp. 2107-2113. ISBN 0780377001

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The proliferation of mobile devices and the pervasiveness of wireless technology have provided a major impetus to replicate the network-based service discovery technologies in wireless and mobile networks. However, existing service discovery protocols and delivery mechanisms fall short of accommodating the complexities of the ad-hoc environment. They also place emphasis on device capabilities as services rather than device independent software services, making them unsuitable for m-commerce oriented scenarios. Konark is a service discovery and delivery protocol designed specifically for ad-hoc, peer-to-peer networks, and targeted towards device independent services in particular. It has two major aspects - service discovery and service delivery. For discovery, Konark uses a completely distributed, peer-to-peer mechanism that provides each device the ability to advertise and discover services in the network. The approach towards service description is XML based. It includes a description template that allows services to be described in a human and software understandable forms. A micro-HTTP server present on each device handles service delivery, which is based on SOAP. Konark provides a framework for connecting isolated services offered by proximal pervasive devices over a wireless medium. © 2003 IEEE.

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