Disservice: A peer-to-peer disruption tolerant dissemination service

Niranjan Suri, Giacomo Benincasa, Steve Choy, Stefano Formaggil, Mirko Gilioli, Matteo Interlandi, Jesse Kovach, Silvia Rota, Robert Winkler

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Tactical networking environments demand reliable, robust, and efficient approaches to disseminating information that are tolerant to unreliable and bandwidth-constrained networks. This paper describes DisService, an Agile Computing approach to information dissemination that opportunistically discovers and exploits excess communications, storage, and processing capacity in a distributed network to improve the performance of information dissemination. DisService is disruption tolerant and caches data throughout the network by replicating the data. Nodes subscribe to hierarchically organized groups. Information is published in the context of a group, and may also be tagged to differentiate between multiple types of data (e.g., blue-force tracking, sensor data, logistics, or other runtime information). Each node operates in a distributed, peer-to-peer manner while processing and communicating the published information and requested subscriptions from neighboring nodes. Information is disseminated using an efficient combination of push and pull, depending on the number of subscribers, the capacity of the network, the stability of nodes in the network, and the predicted information needs of users. Finally, DisService also supports efficient dissemination of large data by replicating and scattering fragments throughout the network. These features combine to realize an effective approach to information dissemination for tactical networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 200921 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Suri, N., Benincasa, G., Choy, S., Formaggil, S., Gilioli, M., Interlandi, M., Kovach, J., Rota, S., & Winkler, R. (2009). Disservice: A peer-to-peer disruption tolerant dissemination service. In MILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference [5379952] (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2009.5379952