Mobility-aware service composition in mobile communities

Shuiguang Deng, Longtao Huang, Javid Taheri, Jianwei Yin, Meng Chu Zhou, Albert Y. Zomaya

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The advances in mobile technologies enable mobile devices to perform tasks that are traditionally run by personal computers as well as provide services to the others. Mobile users can form a service sharing community within an area by using their mobile devices. This paper highlights several challenges involved in building such service compositions in mobile communities when both service requesters and providers are mobile. To deal with them, we first propose a mobile service provisioning architecture named a mobile service sharing community and then propose a service composition approach by utilizing the Krill-Herd algorithm. To evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of our approach, we build a simulation tool. The experimental results demonstrate that our approach can obtain superior solutions as compared with current standard composition methods in mobile environments. It can yield near-optimal solutions and has a nearly linear complexity with respect to a problem size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7416214
Pages (from-to)555-568
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Mobile community
  • mobile Web service
  • service composition
  • service-oriented architecture


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