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Events in Wireless Networks

Events in Wireless Networks

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An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards (Ireland) Competition by Anne Magner. Originally submitted for CK401 at University College Cork, with lecturer Dr.Dan Grigoras in the category of Computer Science and Information Technology
An essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Awards (Ireland) Competition by Anne Magner. Originally submitted for CK401 at University College Cork, with lecturer Dr.Dan Grigoras in the category of Computer Science and Information Technology

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Published by: Undergraduate Awards on Aug 31, 2012
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1. Introduction
1.1 Abstract
Having the possibility of routing messages only toward specific areas or subscribing tomessages originating in specific locations seems natural when a publish/subscribemodel of communication is adopted. Unfortunately, very few works have investigatedsuch kind of services and none of the most widely adopted publish-subscribemiddleware implements them. In this project I have first classified possible location- based publish-subscribe services, then we describe a system to efficiently implementthem in a distributed publish-subscribe middleware.
1.2 Overview
This project aims to address the important problem of events propagation in wirelesstechnologies, in this instance, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. When an event takes place on awireless host, it will be notified to interested parties, so that publishers can generateevents making them available for observation, and subscribers can receive notifications pending on events of interest to them. An important area of the application is to allowhumans in different scenarios to subscribe to various publishers with very differentneeds. This project will define the network model, the event propagation protocol andwill contain coded evidence of the notions presented through the various scenarios to beused on Wi-Fi enabled devices.
1.3 Urban Networks
Wireless networks operating outside of the normal environs such as a corporate or residential location can have many issues. These networks may be operating amongstthe public at large, placed at locations around a city for instance, and this in itself can bring many issues into play. Urban Networks is the term used to refer to networks suchas these operating over possibly large areas within urban locations such as towns or countryside. During the development of a network that is to operate under such acontext, much effort must be invested in countering major problems such as securityand reliability. The network may be expected to run for long periods of time withouthuman interaction, and may need a high level of fault tolerance due to the topography of the location, the wireless nature of the network and also uninvited and possiblyunforseen interaction by a member of the public. Urban networks have the potential to be used for a large variety of uses, but right now are mainly used for providing internetaccess to end consumers through technologies such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi. These urban
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