Scalable information dissemination for pervasive systems: implementation and evaluation

Graham Williamson, Graeme Stevenson, Steve Neely, Lorcan Coyle, Paddy Nixon

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Abstract

Pervasive computing systems require large amounts of information to be available to devices in order to support context-aware applications. Information must be routed from the sensors that provide it to the applications that consume it in a timely fashion. However, the potential size and ad hoc nature of these environments makes the management of communications a non-trivial task. One proposed solution to this problem uses gossiping, a class of probabilistic routing protocol, to disseminate context information throughout the environment. Gossiping algorithms require far less in the way of guarantees about network structure, reliability, and latency than alternative approaches, but are unproven in real world scenarios. We describe the on-going development of a framework for evaluating the performance of these algorithms within the context of pervasive environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing (MPAC 2006), held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th International Middleware Conference, November 27 - December 1, 2006, Melbourne, Australia
EditorsSotirios Terzis
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781595934215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing (MPAC 2006), held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th International Middleware Conference - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing (MPAC 2006), held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th International Middleware Conference
Abbreviated titleMPAC 2006
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period27/11/061/12/06

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    Williamson, G., Stevenson, G., Neely, S., Coyle, L., & Nixon, P. (2006). Scalable information dissemination for pervasive systems: implementation and evaluation. In S. Terzis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing (MPAC 2006), held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th International Middleware Conference, November 27 - December 1, 2006, Melbourne, Australia (pp. 1-6). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1169075.1169082