Scalable Mobile Web Service Discovery in Peer to Peer Networks
Source: RWTH Aachen University
Due to the astonishing development in memory and processing capabilities of hand held devices such as smart phones, it is not a dream anymore to enable mobile devices not only as conventional web service requesters but even as providers. The willingness and enthusiasm of service providers place abundant services at the disposal. But this abundance makes the efficiency of service discovery a critical issue. Centralized registries have severe drawbacks in such a scenario due to the dynamic and spontaneous nature of mobile peers. In the quest for a more appropriate approach for mobile web service discovery, the authors observed P2P to share very similar characteristics with behaviors of peers in mobile network.