QoC-based Optimization of End-to-End M-Health Data Delivery Services

I.A. Widya, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, Alfons Salden

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    This paper addresses how Quality of Context (QoC) can be used to optimize end-to-end mobile healthcare (m-health) data delivery services in the presence of alternative delivery paths, which is quite common in a pervasive computing and communication environment. We propose min-max-plus based algebraic QoC models for computing the quality of delivered data impeded by the QoS of the resources along the alternative delivery paths. The constructed algebraic structures in those models directly relate to the resource configurations represented as directed graphs. The properties of the applied algebras correspond to the properties of the operations of the addressed QoS dimensions. To rank all the possible resource configurations and therewith select from those the most optimal one(s) we introduce a workflow management metric based on the quality dimensions like freshness and availability. We focus on the pre-establishment phase of m-health data delivery services; dynamic QoC issues existing during service execution are not considered.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication14th IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS'06)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)1-4244-0476-2
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2006
    Event14th IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2006 - New Haven, United States
    Duration: 19 Jun 200621 Jun 2006
    Conference number: 14

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    ISSN (Print)1548-615X


    Workshop14th IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2006
    Abbreviated titleIWQoS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Haven


    • METIS-238067
    • EWI-5242
    • IR-66042

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