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Over the last few years, grid technologies have progressed towards a service-oriented paradigm that enables a new way of service provisioning based on utility computing models. Users consume these services based on their QoS (quality of service) requirements. In such "pay-per-use" grids, workflow execution cost must be considered during scheduling based on(More)
—Multi-Protocol Label Switching is a technology that combines the simplicity of IP routing with the high-speed switching of ATM. Mobile IP is a protocol that allows users to move around and yet maintain continuous IP network connectivity. In this paper, we propose a scheme to integrate the Mobile IP and MPLS protocols. The integration improves the(More)
High-rate streaming in WSN is required for future applications to provide high-quality information of battlefield hot spots. Although recent advances have enabled large-scale WSN to be deployed supported by high-bandwidth backbone network for high-rate streaming, the WSN remains the bottleneck due to the low-rate radios used and the effects of wireless(More)
User-contributed or crowd-sourced information is becoming increasingly common. In this paper, we consider the specific case of participatory sensing whereby people contribute information captured by sensors, typically those on a smartphone, and share the information with others. We propose a new metric called quality of contributed service (QCS) which(More)
Cloud computing allows the users to efficiently and dynamically provision computing resources to meet their IT needs. Most cloud providers offer two types of payment plans to the user, i.e., reservation and on-demand. The reservation plan is typically cheaper than the on-demand plan but reservation plan has to be provisioned in advance. Reserving the(More)
A novel routing scheme for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), which combines the on-demand routing capability of Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol with a distributed topology discovery mechanism using ant-like mobile agents is proposed in this paper. The proposed hybrid protocol reduces route discovery latency and the end-to-end delay(More)
— Grid computing technologies are increasingly being used to aggregate computing resources that are geographically distributed across different locations. Commercial networks are being used to connect these resources, and thus serve as a fundamental component of grid computing. Since these grid resources are connected over a shared infrastructure, it is(More)