Towards Distributed Service Discovery in Pervasive Computing Environments

The paper proposes a novel distributed service discovery protocol for pervasive environments. The protocol is based on the concepts of peer-to-peer caching of service advertisements and group-based intelligent forwarding of service requests. It does not require a service to be registered with a registry or lookup server. Services are described using the Web Ontology Language (OWL). We exploit the semantic class/subClass hierarchy of OWL to describe service groups and use this semantic information to selectively forward service requests. OWL-based service description also enables increased exibility in service matching. We present simulation results that show that our protocol achieves increased efciency in discovering services (compared to traditional broadcast-based mechanisms) by efciently utilizing bandwidth via controlled forwarding of service requests.
Date: July 15, 2004
Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Type: Article
Edition: To Appear,
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  author = "Dipanjan Chakraborty and Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin and Yelena Yesha",
  title = "{Towards Distributed Service Discovery in Pervasive Computing Environments}",
  month = "July",
  year = "2004",
  edition = "To Appear,",
  journal = "IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing",