Workflow Management Systems in MANETs

Workflow Management Systems in MANETs

F. Rosa (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8.ch175
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The widespread availability of network-enabled handheld devices (e.g., PDAs with WiFi) has made pervasive computing environment development an emerging reality. Mobile (or multi-hop) Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs-Agrawal & Zeng, 2003) are mobile device networks communicating via wireless links without relying on an underlying infrastructure. Each device in a MANET acts as an endpoint and as a router forwarding messages to devices within radio range. MANETs are a sound alternative to infrastructure-based networks whenever the infrastructure is lacking or unusable, for example, military applications, disaster/relief, emergency situations, and communication between vehicles.

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