ACIS: A Large-Scale Autonomous Decentralized Community Communication Infrastructure

Khaled RAGAB  Naohiro KAJI  Kinji MORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.4   pp.937-946
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering)
Category: System
autonomous community information system,  multilateral community communication,  information service systems,  

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This paper presents ACIS, an Autonomous Community Information System. ACIS is a proposition made to meet the rapidly changing users' requirements and cope with the extreme dynamism in current information services. ACIS is a decentralized bilateral-hierarchy architecture formed by a community of individual end-users (community members) having the same interests and demands at specified time and location. It allows those members to mutually cooperate and share information without loading up any single node excessively. In this paper, autonomous decentralized community construction and communication technologies are proposed to assure a productive cooperation, a flexible and timely communication among large number of community members. The main ideas behind the proposed communication technology are: content-code communication (service-based) for flexibility and multilateral benefits communication for timely and productive cooperation among members. All members communicate productively for the satisfaction of all the community members. The scalability of the system's response time regardless of the number of the community members has been shown by simulation. Thus, the autonomous decentralized community communication technology reveals interesting results when the total number of members in the community increases dramatically.