On the use of epidemical information spreading in mobile computing environments

Anagnostopoulos, C. , Hadjiefthymiades, S., Zervas, E. and Ntarladimas, Y. (2008) On the use of epidemical information spreading in mobile computing environments. Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, 4(3), pp. 91-98.

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io-inspired computing models have gained significant popularity in the engineering of distributed and autonomous systems. Epidemic models assist in the direction of collaborative computing where groups of nodes can collectively share contextual information (context) based on the current mobile behavior and user interests. Such models greatly resemble the spreading of a virus in the biological perspective (epidemics). This abstraction allows us to design and implement context spreading schemes with increased efficiency. The pieces of context are represented through a contextual hierarchy induced by semantic dependencies. This is reflected in the epidemical framework through the ideas of virus transmutation, which is included in our framework and related study. Disseminated information received by a node could infect the node and improve the existing knowledge according to pre-existing semantic structure. The capability of a node to reason about context results in locally inferred information, which becomes a new potential epidemic. The application of epidemiology and context-awareness on semantically enriched information dissemination in ad-hoc mobile networks is analyzed and assessed using simulations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anagnostopoulos, Dr Christos
Authors: Anagnostopoulos, C., Hadjiefthymiades, S., Zervas, E., and Ntarladimas, Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks

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