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SPIZ: An Effective Service Discovery Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20062007:025167

DOI: 10.1155/2007/25167

Received: 1 February 2006

Accepted: 16 August 2006

Published: 22 November 2006

Abstract

The characteristics of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) require special care in the handling of service advertisement and discovery (Ad/D). In this paper, we propose a noble service Ad/D technique for MANETs. Our scheme avoids redundant flooding and reduces the system overhead by integrating Ad/D with routing layer. It also tracks changing conditions, such as traffic and service popularity levels. Based on a variable zone radius, we have combined push-based Ad/D with a pull-based Ad/D strategy.

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Authors’ Affiliations

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School of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul National University

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© D. Noh and H. Shin. 2007

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