Towards an ideal service QoS in fuzzy logic-based adaptation planning middleware

Abstract : Mobile applications require an adaptation phase to adapt to the user's and application context. Utility functions or rules are most often used to make the adaptation planning or decision, i.e. select the most adapted variant for each required service. Fuzzy controllers are used when it is difficult or even impossible to construct precise mathematical models. In the case of mobile applications, the large number of Quality of Service (QoS) and context parameters causes an exponential increase in the number of rules (aka. rule explosion problem), that increases the processing time of the adaptation planning. To reduce the processing time and simplify the fuzzy control system, we propose the concept of ideal QoS. Fuzzy values of ideal QoS parameters are calculated using several fuzzy control systems to fit the context state and user preferences. A fuzzy logic similarity method based on fuzzy sets and fuzzy operators is proposed to select the service variant having the nearest QoS values to the ideal. Experiments show that our approach can significantly improve both the number of rules and the processing time when selecting the variant that well adapts to environment changes.
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Mounir Beggas, Lionel Médini, Frédérique Laforest, Mohamed Tayeb. Towards an ideal service QoS in fuzzy logic-based adaptation planning middleware. Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier, 2014, 92, pp.71-81. ⟨hal-01010164⟩

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