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Scalable information dissemination for pervasive systems: implementation and evaluation


Williamson, G and Stevenson, G and Neely, S and Coyle, L and Nixon, Paddy, Scalable information dissemination for pervasive systems: implementation and evaluation, Proceedings of the 4th international workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-Hoc Computing (MPAC 06), 27 November - December 2006, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 7-12. ISBN 1-59593-421-9 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2006 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/1169075.1169082


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69478
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-08-06

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