Authors: Richard K. Lomotey; Ralph Deters
Addresses: 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.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.8 No.4, pp.309 - 322
Received: 16 Jun 2014
Accepted: 19 Nov 2014
Published online: 27 Jul 2015 *