2009 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (2009)
Galveston, TX, USA
Mar. 9, 2009 to Mar. 13, 2009
Jordan Janeiro , Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, Computer Networks Group, Germany
Thomas Springer , Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, Computer Networks Group, Germany
Markus Endler , Departamento de Informtica, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recent research in pervasive computing has shown that context-awareness and dynamic adaptation are fundamental requirements of mobile distributed applications. However, most approaches that focus on context-aware dynamic adaptation use only the context information available at the mobile device to trigger a local adaptation. However, for distributed collaborative applications this is clearly insufficient, since a same adaptation has to be done, in synch, at all mobile devices of the group, and hence should also be based on a commonly agreed context. Therefore, for such kinds of applications one requires mechanisms and protocols to exchange the context information among the devices and to coordinate of the adaptation operations at a group of mobile device. In this paper we present a middleware service for coordinated adaptation of communication services in groups of devices. At each device this adaptation is achieved with minimal disruption for the application's remote interactions. This middleware service is based on the notion of global context and a generic protocol for global context election and synchronization of the adaptation steps, which we called Moratus. Our middleware service was implemented using JGroups and evaluated for groups of up to 30 devices, showing acceptable latency for groups of such size.
J. Janeiro, T. Springer and M. Endler, "A middleware service for coordinated adaptation of communication services in groups of devices," 2009 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications(PERCOM), Galveston, TX, USA, 2009, pp. 1-6.