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The increasing use of the Web for everyday tasks is making Web services an essential part of the Internet customer's daily life. Users query the Internet for a required Web service and get back a set of Web services that may or may not satisfy their request. To get the most relevant Web services that fulfill the user's request, the user has to construct the(More)
Advancements in wireless networks and mobile device capabilities enable ubiquitous access for Web resources anywhere anytime. Web service technologies enable rapid and low-cost development of net-worked and portable applications. The successful convergence of these technologies produces mobile Web services provisioning, where mobile devices can host and(More)
The proliferation of smartphones and the recent advancement in ubiquitous wireless access have made mobile Web services more possible than ever before. However, finding relevant Web services that can match requests and fit user context remains a major concern. The challenges facing Web service discovery are further magnified by the stringent constraints of(More)
The ever-increasing rise in the number of chronically ill people is a growing burden on healthcare institutions. People with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, being among the leading causes for morbidity and mortality, need constant monitoring of their health conditions. Remote health monitoring of patients residing in their homes helps reduce(More)
Recent advancements in the design of mobile devices and wireless technologies have produced a successful coupling of mobile devices and Web services, where mobile devices can be a service provider or a consumer. However, finding relevant Web services that match requests remain a major hindrance to its booming. The challenges facing Web service discovery are(More)
The choice of SC-FDMA for uplink access in Long Term Evolution (LTE) facilitates great flexibility in allocating medium resources to users while adapting to medium condition. A multicarrier multiple access technique, SC-FDMA gains an advantage over OFDMA in that it reduces the energy requirements in user equipment. 3GPP Releases 8 and 9, however, do not(More)
—For many years mobile devices were commonly recognized as Web consumers. However, the advancements in mobile device manufacturing, coupled with the latest achievements in wireless communication developments are both key enablers for shifting the role of mobile devices from service consumers to service providers. This paradigm shift is a major step towards(More)
The use of mobile devices as data service providers is on the rise. Mobile devices feature a large set of distinct characteristics that qualify them to be the most convenient computing platform for online services, both as consumers and providers. Mobile devices can take advantage of their mobility to provide location-based services and their association to(More)
Utilizing aggregated electric loads as system resources has several benefits. It can provide ancillary services for power systems. At the same time, it can provide demand management for electricity customers. It is necessary to develop integrated control strategies for aggregated electric loads. Most domesticwater heaters (DWHs) are electric and they(More)