Design and Evaluation of a Publish/Subscribe Framework for Ubiquitous Systems

  • Zigor Salvador
  • Alberto Lafuente
  • Mikel Larrea
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 120)


This paper describes the design and evaluation of a novel publish/subscribe communication framework for ubiquitous systems and applications. The motivation of this work is the realization of the fact that the publish/subscribe communication model has several features that make it suitable to serve as a communication substrate for ubiquitous systems. In particular, we argue that a publish/subscribe framework that is scalable and supports client mobility is a valuable asset for the development of ubiquitous applications. We present a reference implementation, Phoenix, that supports the deployment of publish/subscribe components in mobile devices such as smartphones. In addition, we evaluate the functionality of Phoenix and its performance, in order to determine its operational constraints for server and mobile platforms.


publish/subscribe client mobility ubiquitous environments software implementation empirical validation performance evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zigor Salvador
    • 1
  • Alberto Lafuente
    • 1
  • Mikel Larrea
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Basque Country UPV/EHUDonostia-San SebastiánSpain

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