Architecture and Protocols for Service and Application Deployment in Resource Aware Ubiquitous Environments

by Gopalan, Anandha

Abstract (Summary)
Realizing the potential of pervasive computing will be predicated upon the availability of a flexible, mobility-aware infrastructure and the technologies to support seamless service management, provisioning and delivery. Despite the advances in routing and media access control technologies, little progress has been made towards 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, make service delivery challenging. The goal of this research is to address the fundamental design issues of a service infrastructure for ubiquitous environments and provide a comprehensive solution which is robust, scalable, secure and takes into consideration node mobility and resource constraints. We discuss the main functionalities of the proposed architecture, describe the algorithms for registration and discovery and present a power-aware location-driven message forwarding algorithm to enable node interaction in this architecture. We also provide security schemes to ensure user privacy in this architecture. The proposed architecture was evaluated through the use of simulations. The results show that the service architecture is scalable and robust, even when node mobility is high. The comparative analysis shows that our message forwarding algorithm consistently outperforms contemporary location-driven algorithms. Furthermore, this research work was implemented as a proof-of-concept implementation and tested on a real world scenario.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Dr. Rami Melhem; Dr. Prashant Krishnamurthy; Dr. Taieb Znati; Dr. Kirk Pruhs

School:University of Pittsburgh

School Location:USA - Pennsylvania

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:computer science


Date of Publication:09/26/2007

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