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Processes 2018, 6(5), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr6050046

A Distributed Approach towards Improved Dissemination Protocol for Smooth Handover in MediaSense IoT Platform

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Department of Computer Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
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Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall 85229, Sweden
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Received: 21 March 2018 / Revised: 5 April 2018 / Accepted: 14 April 2018 / Published: 1 May 2018
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Abstract

Recently, the Internet has been utilized by many applications to convey time-sensitive messages. The persistently expanding Internet coverage and its easy accessibility have offered to ascend to a problem which was once regarded as not essential to contemplate. Nowadays, the Internet has been utilized by many applications to convey time-sensitive messages. Wireless access points have widely been used but these access points have limitations regarding area coverage. So for covering a wider space, various access points need to be introduced. Therefore, when the user moves to some other place, the devices expected to switch between access points. Packet loss amid the handovers is a trivial issue. MediaSense is an Internet of Things distributed architecture enabling the development of the IoT application faster. It deals with this trivial handover issue by utilizing a protocol called Distributed Context eXchange Protocol. However, this protocol is centralized in nature and also suffers in a scenario when both sender and receiver address change simultaneously. This paper presents a mechanism to deal with this scenario and presents a distributed solution to deal with this issue within the MediaSense platform. The proposed protocol improves dissemination using retransmission mechanism to diminish packet loss. The proposed protocol has been delineated with a proof of concept chat application and the outcomes have indicated a significant improvement in terms of packet loss. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; handover management Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; handover management
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Ahmad, S.; Hussain, I.; Fayaz, M.; Kim, D.-H. A Distributed Approach towards Improved Dissemination Protocol for Smooth Handover in MediaSense IoT Platform. Processes 2018, 6, 46.

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