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Persistence, Scalability, Transactions - Database Mechanisms for Mobile Applications, Workshop by the GIArbeitskreis "Mobile Datenbanken", April, 10-11th, 2003 in Karlsruhe. P-43, 69-78 (2003).

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Asynchronous service discovery in mobile ad-hoc networks

Khaled Nagi and Birgitta König-Ries


The wide availability of mobile devices equipped with wireless communication devices paves the way for building highly dynamic communities of ad-hoc networks. For an asynchronous service discovery in this environment, we suggest the use of mobile agents. Here, we concentrate on file sharing and exchanging services. We adopt a new asynchronous approach for discovering and locating these files, since the availability of files in this particular domain will change significantly over time when nodes constantly join and leave the network. In this paper, we present a typical application scenario, highlight the main components of the system architecture and discuss the technical challenges facing us while trying to port main infrastructural features of traditional database management systems to our mobile light-weight software agents.

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