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Infrastructureless spatial storage algorithms

Fernandez Marquez, J.L. and di Marzo Serugendo, Giovanna and Arcos, J.L. (2011) Infrastructureless spatial storage algorithms. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 6 (2), ISSN 1556-4665.

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This article defines and analyzes a collection of algorithms for persistent storage of data at specific geographical zones exploiting the memory of mobile devices located in these areas. Contrarily to other approaches for data dissemination, our approach uses a viral programming model. Data performs an active role in the storage process. It acts as a virus or a mobile agent, finding its own storage and relocating when necessary. We consider geographical areas of any shape and size. Simulation results show that our algorithms are scalable and converge quickly, even though none of them outperform the others for all performance metrics considered.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Algorithms, performance, microcomputers, portable devices, mobile code, spatial computing, data dissemination, wireless networks
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 14:12
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21

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