MobiEyes: Distributed Processing of Continuously Moving Queries on Moving Objects in a Mobile System

  • Buğra Gedik
  • Ling Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2992)


Location monitoring is an important issue for real time management of mobile object positions. Significant research efforts have been dedicated to techniques for efficient processing of spatial continuous queries on moving objects in a centralized location monitoring system. Surprisingly, very few have promoted a distributed approach to real-time location monitoring. In this paper we present a distributed and scalable solution to processing continuously moving queries on moving objects and describe the design of MobiEyes, a distributed real-time location monitoring system in a mobile environment. Mobieyes utilizes the computational power at mobile objects, leading to significant savings in terms of server load and messaging cost when compared to solutions relying on central processing of location information at the server. We introduce a set of optimization techniques, such as Lazy Query Propagation, Query Grouping, and Safe Periods, to constrict the amount of computations handled by the moving objects and to enhance the performance and system utilization of Mobieyes. We also provide a simulation model in a mobile setup to study the scalability of the MobiEyes distributed location monitoring approach with regard to server load, messaging cost, and amount of computation required on the mobile objects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Buğra Gedik
    • 1
  • Ling Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of ComputingGeorgia Institute of Technology 

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