Anonymous Mobile Service Collaboration: Quality of Service

  • Annika Hinze
  • Michael Rinck
  • David Streader
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6462)


Mobile services depend on user context and preferences, and a mobile user’s context is constantly changing. Many services are only available locally. The most appropriate service for a user’s context is not known in advance and a user may enter or leave a service’s range at any time. For a seamless user experience, services need to collaborate. These complex collaborations should be instantaneous yet anonymous – without disclosing user information.

The paper proposes a new service collaboration model using event-based interaction. A prototypical implementation is used to demonstrate functionality, inter-operability, and generality of our solution. The solution guarantees ad-hoc service collaboration while protecting user information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annika Hinze
    • 1
  • Michael Rinck
    • 2
  • David Streader
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.Humboldt UnversityBerlinGermany

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