Service Discovery in Location Based Services for Low-Powered Mobile Clients


Yen-Wen Lin and Hsin-Jung Chang

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering,

National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan, R.O.C.



Location based services are services that exploit knowledge about where user is located. Due to the mobility of mobile clients, the location information becomes highly varying. The efficiency of finding the geographical location of the requesting users and locating proper service providers for the mobile clients profoundly dominates the performance of the system. In this paper, we propose a service discovery protocol supporting location based services for mobile clients with the aspects of efficient mobility management, lightweight client, dynamic subject-oriented service binding, and effective service handoff.


Keywords: Service Discovery, LBS (Location Based Services), Mobile Clients, Service Binding, Service Handoff