Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 87–102 | Cite as

A P2P tuple space implementation for disconnected MANETs

  • Abdulkader Benchi
  • Pascale Launay
  • Frédéric Guidec


Disconnected mobile ad hoc networks (or D-MANETs) are partially or intermittently connected wireless networks, in which continuous end-to-end connectivity between mobile nodes is not guaranteed. The ability to self-form and self-manage brings great opportunities for D-MANETs, but developing distributed applications capable of running in such networks remains a major challenge. A middleware system is thus needed between network level and application level in order to ease application development, and help developers take advantage of the unique features of D-MANETs. The characteristics of D-MANETs favor a middleware which supports a decoupled and opportunistic style of computation. Such requirements are perfectly addressed in the concept of Tuple Space. In this paper, we introduce a peer-to-peer JavaSpaces implementation that we specifically designed for D-MANETs, and with which pre-existing or new JavaSpaces-based applications can be easily deployed in such networks.


Peer-to-peer computing Opportunistic networking D-MANETs Coordination middleware JavaSpaces Future object 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulkader Benchi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pascale Launay
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frédéric Guidec
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.IRISA, Université de Bretagne-SudVannesFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire IRISAVannes cedexFrance

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