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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1-20

A Mobile Relational Algebra

Franck Morvan and Abdelkader Hameurlain

Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Received 28 February 2011; Accepted 28 February 2011

Copyright © 2011 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Most of the dynamic query optimization methods proposed in the literature are centralized. This centralization, in a large-scale environment, generates a bottleneck due to relatively important message exchange on a network with a weak bandwidth and strong latency. It becomes thus convenient to render autonomous and self-adaptable the query execution on a large-scale network. In this perspective, we propose a mobile relational algebra to decentralize the control of dynamic query optimization processes. Experiments, in local and large-scale distributed environments, allow: (i) to validate the proposed proactive migration policy, and (ii) to identify the efficiency intervals of proposed mobile relational algebra.