A new community-based context distribution approach for large-scale pervasive systems Online publication date: Mon, 16-Sep-2013
by Hamed Vahdat-Nejad; Kamran Zamanifar; Nasser Nematbakhsh
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2013
Abstract: In large-scale pervasive computing environments, a huge amount of context is continuously created by context sources and as required by context consumers. Scalability is a challenge for managing and distributing this amount of data. In this research, a new scheme for context distribution is proposed which is based on forming context consumer communities to improve scalability. The main feature of members of a community is pursuing the same context types. After constituting the consumer communities, the context-distribution system makes use of a push-based approach for distributing context information among interested entities. Experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed scheme in large-scale environments.
Online publication date: Mon, 16-Sep-2013
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