- Fatos Xhafa
Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informatics Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Campus Nord, Ed. Omega C/Jordi Girona 1-3 08034 Barcelona, SPAIN
Guest Editorial: Advances in Mobility Services and Protocols for Cognitive and Ubiquitous Applications
With the ever-increasing number of mobile, smart devices and applications, mobility services have become an important issue in recent research and is attracting the attention of many researchers and developers from mobile and computing domain. Current research efforts try to advance the state in the art in the definition, discovery and use of advanced mobile services for transportation systems, patterns of user mobility, dynamic service management, computer forensics and cognitive ubiquitous applications. Due to the importance of mobility services and protocols for cognitive and ubiquitous applications, we edit this special issue, which collects high quality papers that cover and discuss different aspects of mobile services and applications. The main focus of the selected articles is on technical approaches to analyze and propose new mobile services for a wide range of applications. The special issue consists of six high quality papers carefully selected after a strict review process during several rounds of review. The special issue is organized as follows. The first article , ‘‘Omnibone: An Efficient Service Data Circulation and Discovery Scheme in VANETs” by Chyi-Ren Dow, Yu-Hong Lee, Pa Hsuan, Yi-Tung Lee, and Shiow-Fen Hwang, proposes schemes to effectively circulate and discover service information with the aid of public transportation systems. The authors have proposed an architecture based on bus routes that can effectively disseminate and discover the required data through the traffic infrastructure and mobile vehicles.