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This paper investigates static job scheduling schemes that distribute workload in a network of computers with different speeds. Static schemes involve very low overhead and complexity compared to dynamic schemes, but can still provide significant performance improvement over the case of no load balancing. Optimization techniques are proposed for workload(More)
—On-demand broadcast is an effective wireless data dissemination technique to enhance system scalability and deal with dynamic user access patterns. With the rapid growth of time-critical information services in emerging applications, there is an increasing need for the system to support timely data dissemination. This paper investigates online scheduling(More)
In the Data Grid environment, the primary goal of data replication is to shorten the data access time experienced by the job and consequently reduce the job turnaround time. After introducing a Data Grid architecture that supports efficient data access for the Grid job, the dynamic data replication algorithms are put forward. Combined with different Grid(More)
— This paper exploits the tradeoff between data quality and energy consumption to extend the lifetime of wireless sensor networks. We consider the applications that require some aggregate form of sensed data with precision guarantees. Our key idea is to differentiate the precisions of data collected from different sensor nodes to balance their energy(More)
—The rapid growth of new information services and business-oriented applications entails the consideration of quality of service (QoS) in content distribution. This paper investigates the QoS-aware replica placement problems for responsiveness QoS requirements. We consider two classes of service models: replica-aware services and replica-blind services. In(More)
Caching frequently accessed data at the client is an attractive technique for improving access time. In a mobile computing environment , client location becomes a piece of changing information. As such, location-dependent data may become obsolete due to data updates or client movements. Most of the previous work investigated cache in-validation issues(More)
— In location-based services, users with location-aware mobile devices are able to make queries about their surroundings anywhere and at any time. While this ubiquitous computing paradigm brings great convenience for information access, it also raises concerns over potential intrusion into user location privacy. To protect location privacy, one typical(More)
—Energy efficiency is one of the most critical issues in the design of wireless sensor networks. Observing that many sensor applications for object tracking can tolerate a certain degree of imprecision in the location data of tracked objects, this paper studies precision-constrained approximate queries that trade answer precision for energy efficiency. We(More)
—The network traffic pattern of continuous sensor data collection often changes constantly over time due to the exploitation of temporal and spatial data correlations as well as the nature of condition-based monitoring applications. This paper develops a novel TDMA schedule that is capable of efficiently collecting sensor data for any network traffic(More)