Superstring: A scalable service discovery protocol for the wide-area pervasive environment

Robinson, R. R. and Indulska, J. (2003). Superstring: A scalable service discovery protocol for the wide-area pervasive environment. In: N. Moreton, ICON 2003: The Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Networks. The 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2003 (ICON2003), Sydney, Australia, (699-704). 28 September-1 October 2003. doi:10.1109/ICON.2003.1266272


Author Robinson, R. R.
Indulska, J.
Title of paper Superstring: A scalable service discovery protocol for the wide-area pervasive environment
Conference name The 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2003 (ICON2003)
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 28 September-1 October 2003
Proceedings title ICON 2003: The Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Networks
Journal name IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ICON.2003.1266272
Open Access Status
ISBN 0-7803-7788-5
ISSN 1531-2216
Editor N. Moreton
Start page 699
End page 704
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Arguably, the world has become one large pervasive computing environment. Our planet is growing a digital skin of a wide array of sensors, hand-held computers, mobile phones, laptops, web services and publicly accessible web-cams. Often, these devices and services are deployed in groups, forming small communities of interacting devices. Service discovery protocols allow processes executing on each device to discover services offered by other devices within the community. These communities can be linked together to form a wide-area pervasive environment, allowing processes in one p u p tu interact with services in another. However, the costs of communication and the protocols by which this communication is mediated in the wide-area differ from those of intra-group, or local-area, communication. Communication is an expensive operation for small, battery powered devices, but it is less expensive for servem and workstations, which have a constant power supply and 81'e connected to high bandwidth networks. This paper introduces Superstring, a peer to-peer service discovery protocol optimised fur use in the wide-area. Its goals are to minimise computation and memory overhead in the face of large numbers of resources. It achieves this memory and computation scalability by distributing the storage cost of service descriptions and the computation cost of queries over multiple resolvers.
Subjects E1
289999 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
700199 Computer software and services not elsewhere classified
Keyword Peer-to-peer
Pervasive computing
Resource discovery
Service discovery
Q-Index Code E1

 
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