Title

Enabling ad-hoc collaboration between mobile users in the MESSENGER project

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Zakaria Maamar
Qusay H. Mahmoud
Abdelouahid Derhab

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Cluster Computing

Publication Date

3-15-2007

Abstract

Abstract This paper discusses how ad-hoc collaboration boosts the operation of a set of messengers. This discussion continues the research we earlier initiated in the \documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$\mathcal{MESSENGER}$\end{document} project, which develops data management mechanisms for UDDI registries of Web services using mobile users and software agents. In the current operation mode of messengers, descriptions of Web services are first, collected from UDDI registries and later, submitted to other UDDI registries. This submission mode of Web services descriptions does not foster the tremendous opportunities that both wireless technologies and mobile devices offer. When mobile devices are “close” to each other, they can form a mobile ad-hoc network that permits the exchange of data between these devices without any pre-existing communication infrastructure. By authorizing messengers to engage in ad-hoc collaboration, collecting additional descriptions of Web services from other messengers can happen, too. This has several advantages, but at the same time poses several challenges, which in fact highlight the complexity of ad-hoc networks.

ISSN

1386-7857

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Volume

10

First Page

67

Last Page

79

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Data description; Electronic data interchange; Groupware; Mobile agents; Web services; Ad-hoc collaboration; Messengers; Ad hoc networks

Scopus ID

34147167691

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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