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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 8112-8134; doi:10.3390/s120608112

Process-in-Network: A Comprehensive Network Processing Approach

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1 Division of Engineering and Exact Sciences, Anahuac Mayab University, Carretera Merida-Progreso km.15.5, Merida, Yucatan 97310, Mexico 2 Department of Technology and Information Systems, School of Computer Science, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Av. Universidad, 4, Ciudad Real 13071, Spain
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Received: 23 April 2012 / Revised: 30 May 2012 / Accepted: 4 June 2012 / Published: 12 June 2012
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A solid and versatile communications platform is very important in modern Ambient Intelligence (AmI) applications, which usually require the transmission of large amounts of multimedia information over a highly heterogeneous network. This article focuses on the concept of Process-in-Network (PIN), which is defined as the possibility that the network processes information as it is being transmitted, and introduces a more comprehensive approach than current network processing technologies. PIN can take advantage of waiting times in queues of routers, idle processing capacity in intermediate nodes, and the information that passes through the network.
Keywords: middleware; heterogeneous; overlay; virtual QoS middleware; heterogeneous; overlay; virtual QoS
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Urzaiz, G.; Villa, D.; Villanueva, F.; Lopez, J.C. Process-in-Network: A Comprehensive Network Processing Approach. Sensors 2012, 12, 8112-8134.

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