Allia: Alliance-based Service Discovery
Status: Past project
Directory based service discovery mechanisms are unsuitable for ad-hoc m-commerce environments. Working towards finding an
alternate mechanism, we developed Allia: a peer-to-peer caching based and policy-driven agent-service discovery framework that
facilitates cross-platform service discovery in ad-hoc environments. Our approach achieves a high degree of flexibility in
adapting itself to changes in ad-hoc environments and is devoid of common problems associated with structured compound
formation in mobile commerce environments. Device capabilities and limitations, user preferences regarding device usage,
application specifics with respect to mobile commerce are factors that our framework adapts to. We have described our initial
implementation of Allia over ThinkPads and iPAQs by extending the LEAP Agent Platform and using Bluetooth as the underlying
network protocol. In addition, we evaluated Allia's performance by running simulations of our protocol in GlomoSim simulator.
We also compared our framework against a structured compound-based architecture.
Start Date: March 2002
End Date: March 2004
Olga Vladi Ratsimor
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3 Refereed Publications
1. Dipanjan Chakraborty et al., "Towards Distributed Service Discovery in Pervasive Computing Environments", Article, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, July 2004, 2863 downloads.
2. Dipanjan Chakraborty, "Service Discovery and Compsition in Pervasive Environments", PhdThesis, Ph.D. Thesis, June 2004, 3418 downloads.
3. Olga Vladi Ratsimor et al., "Allia: Alliance-based Service Discovery for Ad-Hoc Environments", InProceedings, ACM Mobile Commerce Workshop, September 2002, 2579 downloads.
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