Context Adaptation of the Communication Stack
J. Mocito, L. Rosa. N. Almeida, H. Miranda, L. Rodrigues, and A. Lopes
Selected sections of this report were published in the Proceedings of
the Third International Workshop on Mobile Distributed Computing
(MDC'05), in conjuction with the 25th International Conference on
Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS-25), Columbus, Ohio, USA, June
This paper presents a middleware framework to support the development
of context-aware adaptive communication protocols, that can be
reconfigured according, not only to the local context, but also to the
context of the remaining remote participants. The advantages of the
framework are illustrated using the concrete example of an adaptive
group communication protocol. The protocol supports a distributed chat
application that can be executed in both fixed PCs and mobile devices.
Also available extended report (pdf) .