Service Discovery in Wireless and Mobile Networks

Service Discovery in Wireless and Mobile Networks

Hitha Alex (University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Mohan Kumar (University of Texas at Arlington, USA) and Behrooz A. Shirazi (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-568-9.ch008
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Abstract

Service discovery is an important component of wireless and mobile network systems. An efficient service discovery mechanism would ensure high availability of services to users and applications, and high utilization of services. In this chapter, we discuss various issues and challenges facing the design and selection of a proper service discovery mechanism. This chapter also investigates service discovery mechanisms such as SLP, Jini, Salutation, and others, and assesses their suitability for applications in wireless and mobile environments.

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