Given the prevalence of global networking and computing infrastructures, mobile networking environments, powerful hand-held user devices, and physical-world sensing and actuation devices, the possibilities of new mobile distributed systems have reached unprecedented levels. Such software systems are dynamically composed of networked resources from both the immediate and the global environment. Besides well-known characteristics, such as dynamicity, heterogeneity, and ad hoc, opportunistic interactions, the resulting systems have new features deriving from the recent massive adoption of user-controlled, sensor-equipped mobile devices, which enable large scale sensing and actuation related to both the physical and social context of their users. All these characteristics combined call for radically new ways in conceiving, developing and running mobile distributed systems, which constitutes MiMove's research focus.
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