Title

Multi-Modal Network Protocols

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

Many of the basic parameters of a ubiquitous computing environment are highly variable. For example, rate of mobility, quality of wireless communication, density of communicating nodes, power constraints and computational constraints all vary greatly from situation to situation. Unfortunately, existing routing protocols, transport protocols and adaptive applications can only adapt in a limited way. One feature that is missing from many systems is the ability to identify gross operating conditions and take on very different modes of operation. Such adaptability would improve the efficiency of many solutions. We use the term multi-modal protocols to describe systems that adapt in this way. We have explored two such systems: Wireless TCP and Overlay Routing.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

Computer Communication Review

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

60

Last Page

60

ISSN

0146-4833

Identifier

10.1145/510726.510734

Publisher

ACM

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/510726.510734