Visible to the public Mobile Transaction Processing for a Distributed War Environment

TitleMobile Transaction Processing for a Distributed War Environment
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsIbrahim, Romani Farid
Conference Name2019 14th International Conference on Computer Science Education (ICCSE)
Date PublishedAug. 2019
ISBN Number978-1-7281-1846-8
KeywordsActionability rules, ambulance staff, battlefield environment, battlefield need, caching, Compensation Workflow, composability, Computer architecture, Concurrency, concurrency control, CPS, cyber physical systems, database management systems, Databases, decision making, distributed war environment, field hospital staff, Health Care, hospitals, incoming injured soldiers, irregular communications, medical authorities, medical information, medical information systems, medical service unit transactional workflow technique, Medical services, medical units, message transaction technique, Metrics, Microprocessors, military computing, mobile computing, mobile transaction processing, natural environment, optimistic concurrency control protocol, Processing time, Protocols, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Sagas, security, serializability, Servers, Shadow paging, timely decisions, top-level commanders, transaction, transaction processing, transaction techniques, wounded soldiers

The battlefield environment differs from the natural environment in terms of irregular communications and the possibility of destroying communication and medical units by enemy forces. Information that can be collected in a war environment by soldiers is important information and must reach top-level commanders in time for timely decisions making. Also, ambulance staff in the battlefield need to enter the data of injured soldiers after the first aid, so that the information is available for the field hospital staff to prepare the needs for incoming injured soldiers.In this research, we propose two transaction techniques to handle these issues and use different concurrency control protocols, depending on the nature of the transaction and not a one concurrency control protocol for all types of transactions. Message transaction technique is used to collect valuable data from the battlefield by soldiers and allows top-level commanders to view it according to their permissions by logging into the system, to help them make timely decisions. In addition, use the capabilities of DBMS tools to organize data and generate reports, as well as for future analysis. Medical service unit transactional workflow technique is used to provides medical information to the medical authorities about the injured soldiers and their status, which helps them to prepare the required needs before the wounded soldiers arrive at the hospitals. Both techniques handle the disconnection problem during transaction processing.In our approach, the transaction consists of four phases, reading, editing, validation, and writing phases, and its processing is based on the optimistic concurrency control protocol, and the rules of actionability that describe how a transaction behaves if a value-change is occurred on one or more of its attributes during its processing time by other transactions.

Citation Keyibrahim_mobile_2019