A fuzzy parallel processing scheme for enhancing the effectiveness of a dynamic just-in-time location-aware service system

Tin-Chih Chen*

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Abstract

Location-aware service systems are a hot topic in diverse research fields including mobile commerce, ambient intelligence, remote sensing and ubiquitous computing. However, the timeliness and efficiency of such systems are two issues that have rarely been emphasized. For this reason, this study tries to establish a location-aware service system in which both the timeliness and efficiency of service provision are addressed. To this end, some innovative treatments have been used in the proposed methodology. First, the uncertainty of detecting a user's location using the global positioning system is considered by modeling the location and speed of the user with fuzzy numbers. Subsequently, a fuzzy integer-nonlinear programming model is formulated to address the problem of finding the dynamic just-in-time service location and path for the user. To help solve the problem, the maximum entropy weighting function and the basic defuzzification distribution (BADD) method are applied to defuzzify the fuzzy variables. In addition, to enhance the efficiency of solving the problem, a fuzzy parallel processing scheme is also proposed for decomposing the problem into smaller pieces that can be handled by separate processing modules. An illustrative example is used to illustrate the proposed methodology. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed methodology has been confirmed with an experiment. According to the results, using the proposed methodology the waiting time could be reduced by 60%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2022
Number of pages22
JournalEntropy
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Ambient intelligence
  • Entropy
  • Fuzzy integer-nonlinear programming
  • Location-aware service
  • Parallel processing

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