TOTAM: Scoped Tuples for the Ambient

Christophe Scholliers, Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Wolfgang De Meuter, Tiziana Margaria (Editor), Julia Padberg (Editor), Gabriele Taentzer (Editor)

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Coordination of mobile applications posses a number of issues. Devices should be able to communicate with each other without being connected with each other at the same time while maintaining privacy and limited network traffic. Current tuple based approaches solve these issues partially but none of them solves all of them. We propose a novel tuple space-based approach where tuple spaces are annotated with tuple space descriptors used to determine the scope of a tuple. The novelty of our approach lies in the use of these tuple space descriptors to determine that a tuple should be propagated before it is transmitted. This enhances privacy and decreases the burden on the network traf?c in a wide range of applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic communications of the EASST
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2009

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Tiziana Margaria, Julia Padberg, Gabriele Taentzer


  • mobile ad hoc networks
  • distributed computing
  • tuple spaces
  • scopes

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