Advanced Resource Discovery Protocol for Semantic-enabled M-commerce

Advanced Resource Discovery Protocol for Semantic-enabled M-commerce

Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (EMCC) - -2006


Ruta Michele, Di Noia Tommaso, Di Sciascio Eugenio, Donini Francesco M., Piscitelli Giacomo


New mobile architectures allow for stable networked links from almost everywhere, and more and more people make use of information resources for work and business purposes on mobile systems. Although technological improvements in the standardization processes proceed rapidly, many challenges, mostly aimed at the deployment of value-added services on mobile platforms, are still unsolved. In particular the evolution of wireless-enabled handheld devices and their capillary diffusion have increased the need for more sophisticated service discovery protocols (SDPs).Here we present an approach, which improves Blue-tooth SDP, to provide m-commerce resources to the users within a piconet, extending the basic service discovery with semantic capabilities. In particular we exploit and enhance the SDP in order to identify generic resources rather than only services. We have integrated a “semantic layer” within the application level of the standard Bluetooth stack in order to enable a simple interchange of semantically annotated information between a mobile client performing a query and a server exposing available resources. We adopt a simple piconet configuration where a stable networked zone server, equipped with a Bluetooth interface, collects requests from mobile clients and hosts a semantic facilitator to match requests with available resources. Both requests and resources are expressed as semantically annotated descriptions, so that a semantic distance can be computed as part of the ranking function, to choose the most promising resources for a given request.

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BibTex references

  author       = "Ruta, Michele and Di Noia, Tommaso and Di Sciascio, Eugenio and Donini, Francesco M. and Piscitelli, Giacomo",
  title        = "Advanced Resource Discovery Protocol for Semantic-enabled M-commerce",
  booktitle    = "Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (EMCC)",
  year         = "2006",
  publisher    = "Idea Group Reference, USA",
  note         = "ISBN: 978-1-59904-002-8, doi: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch222",
  url          = ""