An Active Platform as Middleware for Services and Communities Discovery

  • Sylvain Martin
  • Guy Leduc
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3516)


In an increasing number of cases, network hosts need to locate a machine based on its role in a service or community rather than based on a well-known address. We propose and evaluate WASP, a lightweight active platform where ephemeral state left in the network can help locate service providers such as request dispatchers or computation aggregators. In an active grid architecture, WASP can also help locate participants, build and manage overlays.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Martin
    • 1
  • Guy Leduc
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Unit in NetworkingUniversité de LiègeLiège 1Belgium

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