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An Architecture for Geographically-Oriented Service Discovery on the Internet

By Qiyan Li


Most of the service discovery protocols available on the Internet are built upon its logical structure. This phenomenon can be observed frequently from the way in which they behave. For instance, Jini and SLP service providers announce their presence by multicasting service advertisements, an approach that is neither intended to scale nor capable of scaling to the size of the Internet. With mobile and wireless devices becoming increasingly popular, there appears to be a need for performing service discovery in a wide-area context, as there is very little direct correlation between the Internet topology and geographic locations. Even for desktop computers, such a need can arise from time to time. This problem suggests the necessity for an architecture that allows users to locate resources on the Internet using geographic criteria. This thesi

Year: 2002
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