Visible to the public Towards efficient group management and communication for large-scale mobile applications

TitleTowards efficient group management and communication for large-scale mobile applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsOliveira Vasconcelos, R., Nery e Silva, L.D., Endler, M.
Conference NamePervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2014 IEEE International Conference on
Date PublishedMarch
KeywordsCollaboration, context-defined group management, context-defined groups, context-specific group communication, DDS, distributed middleware, emergency response, fleet tracking and management system, geopositioning, Group communication, group management, large-scale mobile applications, Logic gates, Logistics, Manganese, middleware, mobile computing, mobile networks, mobile nodes, mobile systems, mobile workforce management, node mutual awareness, public security, real-time monitoring, real-time tracking, reliable communication, Subscriptions, surveillance, Vehicles

Applications such as fleet management and logistics, emergency response, public security and surveillance or mobile workforce management use geo-positioning and mobile networks as means of enabling real-time monitoring, communication and collaboration among a possibly large set of mobile nodes. The majority of those systems require real-time tracking of mobile nodes (e.g. vehicles, people or mobile robots), reliable communication to/from the nodes, as well as group communication among the mobile nodes. In this paper we describe a distributed middleware with focus on management of context-defined groups of mobile nodes, and group communication with large sets of nodes. We also present a prototype Fleet Tracking and Management system based on our middleware, give an example of how context-specific group communication can enhance the node's mutual awareness, and show initial performance results that indicate small overhead and latency of the group communication and management.

Citation Key6815266