Exploiting whole-network mobility for mobile service discovery

Choonhwa Lee, Sumi Helal, Eunsam Kim, Wonjun Lee

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Dramatic and rapid advances in mobile communication and networking technologies have presented challenges and opportunities not previously thinkable. One such development is the emergence of small-scale mobile networks that require support for "whole-network" mobility. This paper describes a first service discovery protocol and framework specifically designed to address the new requirement. After exploring alternative approaches to learn underlying mobile network structures, we introduce the concept of virtual service registries as a method to exploit the whole-network mobility for enhanced service discovery and interactions. The feasibility and effectiveness of our approach are validated through a prototype implementation and performance study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5197-5216
Number of pages20
Issue number11 B
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • A hierarchy of virtual service registries
  • NEMO-enhanced SLP
  • Network mobility support
  • Service discovery for mobile networks
  • Whole-network mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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