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Maintaining cache consistency in mobile environment is an important issue which is extensively studied in the last decade. In mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), a large number of nonstationary mobile terminals connect with each other through multi-hop unreliable communication channels, coupling with the fact that disconnections from the network are very(More)
To overcome the inherent lossy property of wireless links and increase network throughput, many multi-path routing protocols have been proposed to improve the reliability and latency of packet delivery in wireless networks. Multi-path routing protocols, however, do not take advantage of existing coding opportunities to maximize network throughput. In this(More)
Cache invalidation is an important issue in mobile caching and has received much attention by researchers. However most existing studies on cache invalidation strategies are limited to cellular wireless networks in which the mobile terminals can communicate with the base stations directly. In this paper, we address the seldom studied issue of cache(More)
An approach to improve the reliability of query results based on error-prone sensors is to use redundant sensors. However, this approach is expensive; moreover, some sensors may malfunction and their readings need to be discarded. In this paper, we propose a statistical approach to decide which sensors to be used to answer a query. In particular, we propose(More)
— Overlay networks provide infrastructures for a large variety of Internet applications, like file sharing, online gaming, and multimedia streaming. However, these networks often face unexpected node failures and network disconnections, causing the overlay to be partitioned into several components, which may seriously affect the performance of the network.(More)
In this paper, we propose a cache invalidation scheme called Invalidation by Absolute Validity Interval (IAVI) for mobile computing systems. In IAVI, we define an absolute validity interval (AVI), for each data item based on its dynamic property such as the update interval. A mobile client can verify the validity of a cached item by comparing the last(More)
In this paper, we study the inconsistency problem in data broadcast. While data items in a mobile computing system are being broadcast, update transactions may install new values for the data items. If the executions of update transactions and the broadcast of data items are interleaved without any control, it is possible that the mobile transactions, which(More)
Recent advances in mobile computing and mobile communication technology have led to the emergence of many innovative mobile-computing applications. Some of them require providing support to location-dependent continuous queries (LDCQs) on moving objects. The result of a location dependent query depends on the current locations of the moving objects. When(More)
BACKGROUND Internet social networking tools and the emerging web 2.0 technologies are providing a new way for web users and health workers in information sharing and knowledge dissemination. Based on the characters of immediate, two-way and large scale of impact, the internet social networking tools have been utilized as a solution in emergency response(More)