P2P (Peer-to-Peer) overlay is a promising distributed computing and communication paradigm that allows for a group of participants to share information and coordinate their resources. Dissemination of information among end users can also be greatly facilitated by the publish/subscribe model. In this paper, we employ the publish/subscribe model in a P2P mobile tactical networking environment. Considering the particular requirements for mobile tactical networks, we investigate the problem of subscriber mobility management and propose a novel proactive handoff approach for improved system responsiveness and reliability. A comprehensive performance evaluation of the proposed mechanism is presented. The obtained results demonstrate significant performance benefits of the proposed scheme.

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Keywords Mobile P2P, Publish/subscribe model, Subscriber mobility management
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12083-009-0038-6
Journal Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications
Gaddah, A. (Abdulbaset), Li, L. (Li), & Kunz, T. (2009). Subscriber mobility management for a P2P publish/subscribe overlay in mobile tactical networks. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, 2(3), 267–280. doi:10.1007/s12083-009-0038-6