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Incremental DataGrid Mining Algorithm for Mobility Prediction of Mobile Users

U. Sakthi and R.S. Bhuvaneswaran


Problem statement: Mobility prediction is the important issue in Personal Communication Systems (PCS). Mobile users moving logs are stored in data grid located in different locations. Distributed data mining algorithm is applied on this moving logs to generate the mobility pattern of mobile users. As new moving logs are added to the data grid, existing mobility pattern becomes invalid and it should be updated. One of the existing work to derive the new mobility pattern is re-executing the algorithm from scratch results in excessive computation. Approach: We had designed new incremental algorithm by maintaining infrequent mobility patterns, which avoids unnecessary scan of full database. Incremental data mining algorithm taken lesser time to compute new mobility patterns. The discovered location patterns can be used to provide various location based services to the mobile user by the application server in mobile computing environment. Data grid provided geographically distributed database for computational grid which implements incremental data mining algorithm. We built data grid system on a cluster of workstation using open source globus toolkit 4.0 and Message Passing Interface extended with Grid Services (MPICH-G2). Results: The experiments were conducted on original data sets and data were added incrementally and the computation time was recorded for each data sets. The performance improvement for increment size of 100 K was about 55% for 0.20% support count and it is increased to 60% for 0.25% support count. The performance is increased about 65% for the support count 0.30%. Conclusion: We analyzed our results with various sizes of data sets and the proof shows the time taken to generate mobility pattern by incremental mining algorithm is less than re-computing approach. In future the execution time can further be reduced by balancing the workload of grid nodes.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 5 No. 2, 2009, 146-153


Submitted On: 21 February 2009 Published On: 28 February 2009

How to Cite: Sakthi, U. & Bhuvaneswaran, R. (2009). Incremental DataGrid Mining Algorithm for Mobility Prediction of Mobile Users. Journal of Computer Science, 5(2), 146-153.

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  • Incremental data grid mining
  • mobility pattern
  • knowledge grid
  • mobility rules
  • parallel mining