Open Access

MITSIO—an architecture for the management of interactive tasks and the semantic integration of ontologies in the mobile grid

  • Vinicius C. M. Borges1Email author,
  • A. G. M. Rossetto1,
  • A. P. C. Silva1 and
  • M. A. R. Dantas1
Journal of Internet Services and Applications20112:30

Received: 8 November 2010

Accepted: 27 June 2011

Published: 5 August 2011


The interaction between mobile and grid environments in building a transparent infrastructure for mobile users, involves several factors from both wired and wireless networks. These include the following: coordinated application executions, the management of inherent characteristics of mobile devices (disconnections and the problem of a reduced battery lifetime), and making a selection of suitable heterogeneous resources in wired network, which are distinctly in terms of their virtual organizations. For this reason, the main goal of the architecture is the provision of more complete transparency for mobile users, when they need to access the processing capacity of the grid computing environment. To achieve this, this paper outlines an architecture, called MITSIO, together with a prototype implementation that takes these factors into consideration. Furthermore, the study examines two case studies that provide evidence of the capacities of the proposed architecture. The first case study shows how the architecture enables mobile devices to consume less battery power (approximately 31%, for submitting and monitoring applications). The second case provides evidence of its capacity to select resources from different virtual organizations through the semantic integration of multiple ontologies.


Mobile gridDisconnectionApplication workflowTransparencySemantic integration