One of the most promising trends for next generation networks is to consider an integrated approach to the communication infrastructure and the processing layer. In particular, the introduction of broadband and reliable wireless networks allows the interaction of a huge number of devices all creating a single network. On the other hand, the grid paradigm is considered as one of the most promising approach for pervasive and dynamic applications. Aim of this paper is to present a novel integrated approach between grid paradigm and wireless networks by highlighting the main advantages of their cooperation. In particular, it will be shown here how a wireless heterogeneous network can be exploited for implementing a pervasive and dynamic grid (mobile grid) and, on the other hand, a mobile grid allows the optimization of the communication infrastructure. The integrated approach can be an effective method for solving applications, such as emergency management, where a huge amount of data derived from a wireless infrastructure needs to be processed efficiently and adaptively, and the traffic flow in the wide area wireless networks needs to be coordinated and optimized.
|Autori:||BERTOLLI C; FANTACCI R; MENCAGLI G; TARCHI D; VANNESCHI M|
|Titolo:||Next Generation Grids and Wireless Communication Networks: Towards a Novel Integrated Approach|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/wcm.689|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|