Modeling Responsiveness of Decentralized Service Discovery in Wireless Mesh Networks

  • Andreas Dittrich
  • Björn Lichtblau
  • Rafael Rezende
  • Miroslaw Malek
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8376)


In service networks, discovery plays a crucial role as a layer where providers can be published and enumerated. This work focuses on the responsiveness of the discovery layer, the probability to operate successfully within a deadline, even in the presence of faults. It proposes a hierarchy of stochastic models for decentralized discovery and uses it to describe the discovery of a single service using three popular protocols. A methodology to use the model hierarchy in wireless mesh networks is introduced. Given a pair requester and provider, a discovery protocol and a deadline, it generates specific model instances and calculates responsiveness. Furthermore, this paper introduces a new metric, the expected responsiveness distance d er , to estimate the maximum distance from a provider where requesters can still discover it with a required responsiveness. Using monitoring data from the DES testbed at Freie Universität Berlin, it is shown how responsiveness and d er of the protocols change depending on the position of nodes and the link qualities in the network.


Real-time systems Responsiveness Service discovery Wireless mesh networks Markov Models Probabilistic Breadth-First Search 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Dittrich
    • 1
  • Björn Lichtblau
    • 2
  • Rafael Rezende
    • 1
  • Miroslaw Malek
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Learning and Research Institute (ALaRI)Università della Svizzera italianaLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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