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

Gopalan, Anandha (2007) Architecture and Protocols for Service and Application Deployment in Resource Aware Ubiquitous Environments. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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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 theuse 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, thisresearch work was implemented as a proof-of-concept implementation and tested on a real world scenario.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairZnati, Taiebznati@cs.pitt.eduZNATI
Committee MemberPruhs, Kirkkirk@cs.pitt.eduKRP2
Committee MemberKrishnamurthy, Prashantprashant@mail.sis.pitt.eduPRASHK
Committee MemberMelhem, Ramimelhem@cs.pitt.eduMELHEM
Date: 26 September 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 August 2007
Approval Date: 26 September 2007
Submission Date: 6 August 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: location based forwarding; pervasive computing; service architecture; service discovery; service registration; ubiquitous computing
Other ID:, etd-08062007-172440
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:57
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:48


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