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Database Recovery Technique for Mobile Computing: A Game Theory Approach

Magda M. Madbouly1, Yasser F. Mokhtar2, Saad M. Darwish1,*
1 Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
2 Assistant General Manager, IT Department, Egyptian Petrochemicals Co., Alexandria, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Saad M. Darwish. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(2), 3205-3219.

Received 13 April 2021; Accepted 27 June 2021; Issue published 27 September 2021


Contact between mobile hosts and database servers presents many problems in the Mobile Database System (MDS). It is harmed by a variety of causes, including handoff, inadequate capacity, frequent transaction updates, and repeated failures, both of which contribute to serious issues with the information system’s consistency. However, error tolerance technicality allows devices to continue performing their functions in the event of a failure. The aim of this paper is to identify the optimal recovery approach from among the available state-of-the-art techniques in MDS by employing game theory. Several of the presented recovery protocols are chosen and evaluated in order to determine the most critical factors affecting the recovery mechanism, such as the number of processes, the time required to deliver messages, and the number of messages logged-in time. Then, using the suggested payout matrix, the game theory strategy is adapted to choose the optimum recovery technique for the specified environmental variables. The NS2 simulator was used to carry out the tests and apply the chosen recovery protocols. The experiments validate the proposed model’s usefulness in comparison to other methods.


Mobile computing; game theory; decision making; mobile database recovery

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M. M. Madbouly, Y. F. Mokhtar and S. M. Darwish, "Database recovery technique for mobile computing: a game theory approach," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.2, pp. 3205–3219, 2022.

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