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Decentralised discovery of mobile objects

Glassey, Richard and Stevenson, Graeme and Ferguson, Robert Ian (2007) Decentralised discovery of mobile objects. Information and Media Technologies, 2 (3). pp. 860-868. ISSN 1881-0896

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    Abstract

    The partially connected nature of mobile and ubiquitous computing environments presents software developers with hard challenges. Mobile code has been suggested as a natural fit for simplifying software development for these environments. However, existing strategies for discovering mobile code assume an underlying fixed, stable network. An alternative approach is required for mobile environments, where network size may be unknown and reliability cannot be guaranteed. This paper introduces AMOS, a mobile object platform augmented with a structure overlay network that provides a fully decentralised approach to the discovery of mobile objects. We demonstrate how this technique has better reliability and scalability properties than existing strategies, with minimal communication overhead. Building upon this novel discovery strategy, we show how load balancing of mobile objects in an AMOS network can be achieved through probabilistic means.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3431
    Keywords: mobile computing environments, software development, mobile code, network size, AMOS, mobile objects, networks, Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
      Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 06:35
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3431

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