Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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MELON: A Persistent Message-Based Communication Paradigm for MANETs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_59,
        author={Justin Collins and Rajive Bagrodia},
        title={MELON: A Persistent Message-Based Communication Paradigm for MANETs},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013,  Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_59}
    }
    
  • Justin Collins
    Rajive Bagrodia
    Year: 2014
    MELON: A Persistent Message-Based Communication Paradigm for MANETs
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_59
Justin Collins1,*, Rajive Bagrodia1,*
  • 1: University of California
*Contact email: collins@cs.ucla.edu, rajive@cs.ucla.edu

Abstract

In this paper we introduce MELON, a new communication paradigm tailored to mobile ad hoc networks, based on novel interactions with a distributed shared message store. MELON provides remove-only, read-only, and private messages, as well as bulk message operations. The dynamic nature of MANETs is addressed with persistent messages, completely distributed message storage, and flexible communication patterns. We quantitatively compare a prototype implementation of MELON to existing paradigms to show its feasibility as the basis for new MANET applications. Experiments demonstrate 40 % better throughput on average than traditional paradigms, as well as 70 % faster local insertion and removal operations compared to an existing tuple space library.