Structuring pervasive services in infrastructureless networks

Anandha Gopalan, Taieb Znati, Panos K. Chrysanthis

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Realizing the potential of pervasive computing will be predicated upon the availability of a flexible, mobility-aware infrastructure and technologies to support seamless service management, provisioning and delivery. Despite advances in routing and media access control technologies, little progress has been made toward large-scale deployment of services and applications in pervasive and ubiquitous environments. The lack of a fixed infrastructure, coupled with the time-varying characteristics of the underlying network topology, makes service delivery challenging. This paper addresses the need for new service models and proposes a mobility-aware service architecture to support pervasive service provisioning and delivery in an infrastructureless environment. The proposed methodology centers around the concepts of virtual homes and mobility signatures, and decouples service discovery from current location of the server. We discuss the main functionalities of the proposed architecture and describe the underlying service discovery mechanisms and protocols. We also present a novel, piece-meal, location-driven traffic forwarding algorithm, and analyze its performance using a simulation-based study, The results show that the algorithm exhibits good performance for a variety of network environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Pervasive Services, ICPS '05
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Pervasive Services, ICPS '05 - Santorini, Greece
Duration: Jul 11 2005Jul 14 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pervasive Services, ICPS '05


Conference2nd International Conference on Pervasive Services, ICPS '05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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