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Special Issue: Adaptive Service Discovery and Composition in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Article No.: 1
Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing (UPC) are recent paradigms with a goal of providing computing and communication services anytime and everywhere. In UPC, automatic service composition requires dealing with four major research issues: service...
Design and Implementation of an Anycast Services Discovery in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Shyr-Kuen Chen, Pi-Chung Wang
Article No.: 2
Anycasting is a network service that selects the best one of service providers in an anycast group as a destination. While anycasting offers better service flexibility in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), it also incurs new problems. In MANETs,...
Network Service Description and Discovery for High-Performance Ubiquitous and Pervasive Grids
Article No.: 3
Ubiquitous and pervasive Grid computing is an emerging computing paradigm that will have a significant impact on the next-generation information infrastructure. Communication networks form a significant integrant of ubiquitous and pervasive Grids...
Dynamic User Task Composition Based on User Preferences
Hamid Mukhtar, Djamel Belaïd, Guy Bernard
Article No.: 4
As the number of devices in a pervasive environment is increased, the number of components available on the network also grows rapidly. In such cases, it is possible to compose various applications through a combination of different sets of...
We consider Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) environments. Such environments are populated with services that stand proxy for a variety of information resources. A fundamental challenge in SOC is to select and compose services, to support...
SeDiM: A Middleware Framework for Interoperable Service Discovery in Heterogeneous Networks
Carlos Flores, Paul Grace, Gordon S. Blair
Article No.: 6
Service Discovery Protocols (SDPs) provide mechanisms that allow networked devices and applications to advertise and locate services with minimum or no human intervention. For fixed networked devices, SDPs such as SLP, Bonjour, and UPnP have been...
A Decentralized Self-Organizing Service Composition for Autonomic Entities
Ibrahim Al-Oqily, Ahmed Karmouch
Article No.: 7
In service-oriented environments and distributed systems, service composition allows simple services to be dynamically combined into new, more complex services. Service composition techniques are usually designed as an extension to service...
AutoHome: An Autonomic Management Framework for Pervasive Home Applications
Johann Bourcier, Ada Diaconescu, Philippe Lalanda, Julie A. McCann
Article No.: 8
This article introduces the design of the AutoHome service-oriented framework to simplify the development and runtime adaptive support of autonomic pervasive applications. To this end, we describe our novel open infrastructure for building and...
Formal Specification and Verification of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Systems
Antonio Coronato, Giuseppe De Pietro
Article No.: 9
This article presents a methodology to formally express requirements in safety-critical ubiquitous and pervasive applications in order to achieve a higher degree of dependability. In particular, it will be shown how it is possible to formalize and...
Action Selection Algorithms for Autonomous System in Pervasive Environment: A Computational Approach
Article No.: 10
Ubiquitous and pervasive computing deals with the design of autonomous and adaptive systems and services that interact with the closest environment enhanced by context awareness and emergence functionalities. In this article, we investigate the...