Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Collaborative Algorithm with a Green Touch

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_5,
        author={Luciana Oliveira and Djamel Hadj Sadok and Glauco Gon\`{e}alves and Renato Abreu and Judith Kelner},
        title={Collaborative Algorithm with a Green Touch},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Energy efficiency and awareness Architectures systems and applications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_5}
    }
    
  • Luciana Oliveira
    Djamel Hadj Sadok
    Glauco Gonçalves
    Renato Abreu
    Judith Kelner
    Year: 2012
    Collaborative Algorithm with a Green Touch
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_5
Luciana Oliveira1,*, Djamel Hadj Sadok1,*, Glauco Gonçalves1,*, Renato Abreu1,*, Judith Kelner1,*
  • 1: Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
*Contact email: lpo@cin.ufpe.br, jamel@cin.ufpe.br, geg@cin.ufpe.br, rra3@cin.ufpe.br, jk@cin.ufpe.br

Abstract

Discovery and announcement processes are regular tasks in ubiquitous scenarios, since they are important to support devices’ self-adaptation. However, devices enable a multitude of protocols by default, including many not always required by users or networks. For example, the NetBIOS protocol is rarely used in some networks, but it is continuously executed by several Desktops. Consequently, today’s networks waste energy processing protocol messages that should be turned off. In this paper, we analyze such energy cost, and we propose devices’ collaboration and sharing of traffic knowledge to save energy. Firstly, we suggest that devices should view protocols in the same way of users through a social analogy. Skype, MSN, ARP and other protocols are seen as societies with specific languages, which devices can learn and teach, similarly to societies. Finally, simulations showed that our proposal is able to reduce energy consumption for all network’s devices.