Resource discovery is an essential function for distributed mobile applications integrated in vehicular communication systems. Key requirements of the mobile resource discovery are wide-area geographicbased discovery and scalable resource discovery not only inside a vehicular ad-hoc network but also through the Internet. While a number of resource discovery solutions have been proposed, most of them have focused on specific scale of network. Furthermore, managing a large number of mobile resources in the Internet raises a scalability issue due to the mobility of vehicles. In this paper, we design a solution to wide area geographical mobile resource discovery in heterogeneous networks composed of numerous mobile networks possibly connected to the Internet. The proposed system relies on a hierarchical publish-subscribe architecture and geographic routing so that users can locate resources according to geographical coordinates without scalability issue. Furthermore we propose a location management mechanism for mobile resources, which enables to reduce periodic updates of geographical location. Numerical analysis and simulation results show that our system can discover mobile resources without overloading both mobile network and the Internet.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering