Anonymous Mobile Service Collaboration
Zhao, C. (2012). Anonymous Mobile Service Collaboration (Thesis, Master of Science (MSc)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6624
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Since the advent of mobile devices, a large amount of Applications (Apps) have been released to offer compatible services to satisfy the different needs of users all over the world, especially location-aware services, which have become more and more popular in today’s market. Normally, these Apps need to collaborate with other service providers, for example, the App needs the map service to show the location to users, and the map service needs to be supported by the location-based service to offer the coordinate data. In some situations, an App may find more than one service offering the same type of data; they may be located in different places and be in, or on, different networks, so the App service needs to consider which service provider to use. Quality is the most important factor to identify how good a service provider is. It includes many different factors, like the response time, accuracy, eliability, also security and privacy, because users may not want a third party to know who uses this service and where the user is. In this way, the mobile service collaboration has to be anonymous. In this project, an event-based, context-aware service collaboration is implemented, and it is on a publish/subscribe basis, also anonymity and quality are focused on as the most important factors in the implementation.
University of Waikato
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