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JCP 2017 Vol.12(3): 200-211 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.17706/jcp.12.3.200-211

How Should My Device Behave Now? Adapting Consensus Protocols for Autonomous Context Management

Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario s/n, 36310 Vigo, Spain.
Abstract—Managing context-dependent behavior in devices that are constantly on the move is a laborious task, especially when it comes to situations users (and therefore devices) are unfamiliar with. Due to the impossibility of using predefined rules or previous training, static and machine-learning context-awareness methods are impractical. Although collaboration with nearby peers represents a promising alternative, research on this area has been scarce. In this paper we propose a distributed consensus protocol, specifically designed to enable device cooperation with adaptation purposes. The protocol has been designed and implemented and its performance has been demonstrated through simulation.

Index Terms—Context-Awareness, device adaptation, distributed communications, mobile devices, proximity-based communications.

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Cite: Fátima Castroátima Castroátima Castroátima Castroátima Castro-Jul, Ana FernAna FernAna FernAna Fernándezándezández-VilasVilasVilas, Rebeca P. DRebeca P. DRebeca P. DRebeca P. DRebeca P. DRebeca P. Díazíaz-RedondoRedondoRedondoRedondoRedondo, "How Should My Device Behave Now? Adapting Consensus Protocols for Autonomous Context Management," Journal of Computers vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 200-211, 2017.

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ISSN: 1796-203X
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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