Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Framework for Efficient Web Services Provisioning in Mobile Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_16,
        author={Khalid Elgazzar and Patrick Martin and Hossam Hassanein},
        title={A Framework for Efficient Web Services Provisioning in Mobile Environments},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={mobile devices Web services service provisioning mobile computing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_16}
    }
    
  • Khalid Elgazzar
    Patrick Martin
    Hossam Hassanein
    Year: 2012
    A Framework for Efficient Web Services Provisioning in Mobile Environments
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_16
Khalid Elgazzar1,*, Patrick Martin1,*, Hossam Hassanein1,*
  • 1: Queen’s University
*Contact email: elgazzar@cs.queensu.ca, martin@cs.queensu.ca, hossam@cs.queensu.ca

Abstract

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 networked and portable applications. The successful convergence of these technologies produces mobile Web services provisioning, where mobile devices can host and provide Web services. However, the resource constraints of mobile devices and the characteristics of wireless networks pose key challenges to mobile Web services provisioning. Several research efforts have studied the Web services provisioning from mobile devices, however, they address specific aspects in isolation which may yield inefficient Web service provisioning. This paper proposes a generic framework for efficient Web services provisioning in mobile heterogeneous environments with resource-constrained mobile devices. We demonstrate the proposed framework using a use-case scenario and a sample prototype. A preliminary provisioning prototype shows that the framework is able to provide reliable and personalized Web services while maintaining the service availability.