FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Distributed Information Systems

DIANE – Services in ad hoc Networks

Startdate: 2002-05-07

Finishdate: 2010-12-30

Status: completed

Website: http://fusion.cs.uni-jena.de/DIANE/

Birgitta König-Ries

Former Member:
Ulrich Küster


In the DIANE project, we aim at developing and evaluating concepts
that will allow integrated, efficient and effective usage of services
offered in open and dynamic environments like ad-hoc networks.

To achieve these goals, we propose mechanisms to address a number of questions: How can service search be facilitated in decentralized, dynamic environments? How can services be described, automatically found, and selected? How can services be efficiently executed? How can fairness be ensured in open environments? We propose mechanisms to describe,
find and select services as well as methods including overlays and replication mechanisms to efficiently process such
queries. Additionally, we develop reputation systems to ensure fair service exchange. This way the whole process of service usage including discovery,
matchmaking, negotiation, binding and invocation can be fully automated.

In German, our project name, DIANE, is the acronym of Services
in Ad-hoc Networks.