Context adaptation of the communication stack
J. Mocito, L. Rosa, N. Almeida, H. Miranda, L. Rodrigues, A. Lopes
International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems,
Volume 21, Number 3 / June 2006, pp 169-181, Taylor & Francis.
This paper presents a middleware framework to support the development
of context-aware adaptive communication protocols stacks. The protocol
stacks can be reconfigured according not only to the local context,
but also to the context of the remaining remote participants. The
context information and the current node configuration feed a Markov
decision process that is used to derive the appropriate
reconfigurations. The advantages of the framework are illustrated
using the concrete example of an adaptive group communication
protocol. An experimental validation has been performed using a
distributed chat application that can be executed in both fixed PCs
and mobile devices.