Issue No. 01 - January-March (2009 vol. 8)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2009.2
Adnan Noor Mian , University of Rome La Sapienza
Roberto Baldoni , University of Rome La Sapienza
Roberto Beraldi , University of Rome La Sapienza
Because service discovery enables cooperation among many resource-constrained mobile devices, it's a key research area in mobile ad hoc networks (manets). This comprehensive study analyzes service discovery protocols (SDPs) in multihop manets. The authors start with a general framework and then go into detail on the building blocks of multihop manet SDPs, such as description, registration, discovery, routing, and mobility support mechanisms. They classify the SDPs according to architectural views and discuss these SDP classes in terms of mobility and network size. Finally, the authors close with some of the field's most challenging issues and open problems.
mobile ad hoc networks, manet, service discovery, service discovery protocols
R. Baldoni, R. Beraldi and A. N. Mian, "A Survey of Service Discovery Protocols in Multihop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 66-74, 2009.