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Due to the advances in cellular devices and mobile technologies, now it has become possible to host Web Services (WS) on mobile devices. Web services have a broad range of service clients, whereas mobile phones have a large and expanding number of user bases. Therefore, combining these two trends by exploiting mobile devices as service providers is a promising next step. However, the usability, reliability, and responsiveness of mobile service providers depend on different factors; such as properties of available network, available computational resources, and better means of service discovery from mobile Web service providers. Peer to peer (P2P) architecture enhances the adoption of mobile Web service provider and allows sharing resources of individual peers to client requests. This paper proposes a general architecture for mobile Web services hosted in P2P networks. A service gateway is proposed for interoperability, message transformation and routing across mobile and fixed networks, which also maintains a registry of the mobile Web services for fixed network clients.
Date of Conference: 14-15 Jan. 2009