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Improving Availability of Mobile Code Systems by Decoupling Interaction from Mobility

Koukoumpetsos, K., Antonopoulos, N., Zhang, K. and Exarchakos, G. (2008) Improving Availability of Mobile Code Systems by Decoupling Interaction from Mobility In: Seventh International Conference on Networking (icn 2008).


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Resource availability in pervasive environments is restricted by many either mobility- and/or security-related factors. Multi-agent systems deployed in such environments would have to rely on a potentially low number of hosts allowing and supporting the arrival and execution of foreign code. To address this issue, this paper proposes to decouple interaction of executing programs and services from the actual software mobility pattern used to realize this interaction. The proposed system (MoDeS - Mobility Decision System) dynamically decides on the best mobility method to implement a series of software interactions while satisfying the appropriate software constraints. The system takes as input an interaction plan and produces the corresponding mobility plan. A series of simulations were performed on single- and multi-hop scenarios which showed that MoDeS can significantly increase the availability of software interactions even in highly constraint environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Koukoumpetsos, K.UNSPECIFIED
Antonopoulos, N.UNSPECIFIED
Date : 13 April 2008
Identification Number : 10.1109/ICN.2008.61
Additional Information : Seventh International Conference on Networking, ICN 2008. , pp. 602-607.© 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:46
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:36

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