Welcome to the home of the
Modular Architecture for Application-layer Multicast!
What is the MAAM anyway?!
||Yay, two new publications directly related to the MAAM have been registered
on this website. The first happens to be the MAAM's main author's Phd Thesis,
which features a documentation of the MAAM and its processes as well as an in depth
analysis of different ad-hoc P2P multicast protocols. The second publication
is entitled "Banishing Patch-Cables from LAN Parties - Using Ad-hoc P2P Multicast
as a Substitute?". It investigates how the MAAM architecture and its special
protocols providing support for real-time multi-player games can be
used for avoiding the common and bothersome deployment of infrastructed networks
on LAN parties. The talk presenting the publication will be held in march 2009
at the KivS 2009 conference in Kassel
||Afters months of bug fixing, code merging and development we eventually have
released source code archives which include the MAAM, a couple of protocol
implementations as well as different sample applications. We currently
provide compile targets for Linux, MS Windows and Qt4. Considering simulation-based
protocol evaluation we also provide a GloMoSim compile target within a
separate package. Check out the download section
for current versions.
||Exploring whether to actually use the wireless medium's broadcast capability
in application-layer multicast scenarios or not, we are happy to announce a new
publication based on the MAAM's powerful feature of flexible protocol
composition. The paper is titled "Application-Layer Multicast in MANETs: To
Broadcast or not to Broadcast?" and will be presented at the
Fifth Annual Conference on Wireless On
demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2008). Check out the publication
site for more information and the PDF .
||We, eventually, are getting closer to releasing the MAAM's source
code: Most protocols and applications are fully operational! In fact
we, the MAAM developers, will be participating at demo session of
The 5th International
Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, which will
be held from the 11th to the 14th of June 2007 in Puerto Rico. We'll be
showing a couple of applications using the MAAM as well as the latter's
dynamic (modular) composition and configuration. Read more in our extended
abstract, available for download under .
||We are aware that we should have released the MAAM's sources a couple
of months ago. Sorry for the delay, but we are currently experiencing
how tricky the merging of different code branches can be. To show some
progress anyway, we are proud to announce the publication of the third
MAAM-related scientific contribution, entitled "TrAM: Cross-Layer Efficient
Application-Layer Multicast in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks". The paper has been
accepted at the IEEE Wireless Communications
& Networks Conference (WCNC) and will be presented in Hong
Kong in March 2007 .
||The second scientific publication about the MAAM, entitled "On the Modular
Composition of Scalable Application-Layer Multicast Services for Mobile
Ad-hoc Networks" will be presented during
The 2006 International
Workshop on Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, in New York (USA).
The paper describes the MAAM's basic structure and features, details
the interfaces between its modules and shows how the MAAM achieves
increased scalability by means of its generic Local Broadcast Clustering
||The first scientific contribution related to the MAAM Framework has
been accepted for presentation at The 7th
International Conference on Mobile Data Management, which is held in Nara
(Japan). This is a joint publication from the
RWTH Aachen, the
University of Jena and
the MAAM developers. The contribution describes and demonstrates a complex
and fully functional software architecture that relies on the MAAM's
overlay-multicast algorithms for locating application-level services in MANETs
||Slight revisions made to this website. But still no downloads available...
||Initial version of this website launched. Source codes and executable
downloads are not available at this time, but will be made public
early in 2006. If you wish to have a look at a preliminary version,
please consider contacting the authors.