Service Discovery and Provision for Autonomic Mobile Computing

  • George C. Polyzos
  • Christopher N. Ververidis
  • Elias C. Efstathiou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3854)


Service discovery and related service advertisements, redirection and provision decisions are essential processes in networks supporting mobile communications in order for these systems to be self-configurable with zero or minimal administration overhead. More so in mobile networks, i.e. networks where the network infrastructure is moving and the topology is constantly changing. Finally, the servers themselves offering the services might be mobile, wirelessly connected and battery powered and thus power limited and energy constrained, with a finite horizon of operation and service availability. For this reason they will probably have rather selective policies for service advertisement and provision. In this paper we review our previous work on topics in this area and put it under this new perspective, providing our vision for a general autonomic framework for service advertisement, discovery, provision decision, redirection etc.


Service Discovery Mobile Server Service Description Provision Decision Sybil Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George C. Polyzos
    • 1
  • Christopher N. Ververidis
    • 1
  • Elias C. Efstathiou
    • 1
  1. 1.Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, Department of Computer ScienceAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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