Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2015 Vol.8, No.4



Title: Mobile services provisioning and sensor data sharing


Authors: Richard K. Lomotey; Ralph Deters


Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


Abstract: The interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical devices by consumers creates the need to study the prospects of mobile service hosting to enable integration of sensor devices with mobile technologies. This new ecosystem can boost the dissemination of timely information in a mobile P2P environment. The challenge however is that, in group sharing scenarios, a mobile node can become burdened during peak-loads which can cause intolerable message response latency, unresponsiveness, and failures. This paper proposes a mobile hosting architecture to enable mobile-to-mobile communication following the edge-based technique. Hence, instead of a single mobile serving as a centralised provider hub, the communication is distributed across nearby and available provider nodes. The request distribution is developed following the sequential, parallelism, loop, and choice services flow patterns. Preliminary testing of the flow patterns focused on latency reduction by tracing (a) the optimal path, (b) request re-assignment, and (c) fault-tolerance.


Keywords: mobile hosting; cloud computing; process flow; optimal path; latency reduction; mobile services; m-services; mobile service provisioning; sensor data sharing; mobile-to-mobile communication; M2M; flow patterns; request reassignment; fault tolerance.


DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.070947


Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.8, No.4, pp.309 - 322


Submission date: 08 Jun 2014
Date of acceptance: 19 Nov 2014
Available online: 27 Jul 2015



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