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Novel component middleware for building dependable sentient computing applications

Wu, Maomao and Friday, Adrian and Blair, Gordon S. and Sivaharan, Thirunavukkarasu and Okanda, Paul and Duran-Limon, Hector and Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik and Biegel, Gregory and Meier, René and , EU FET (Funder) (2004) Novel component middleware for building dependable sentient computing applications. In: ECOOP'04 workshop on component-oriented approaches to context-aware systems (online proceedings), 2004-06-01, Oslo, Norway.

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    Abstract

    With advances in sensor-based computing and mobile communication, people have started to explore ubiquitous or pervasive computing systems that aim to have computing devices literally available everywhere, making them disappear into the physical environment. Novel ubiquitous computing applications such as intelligent vehicles, smart buildings, and traffic management have special properties that traditional computing applications do not possess, such as context-awareness, massive decentralisation, autonomous behaviour, adaptivity, proactivity, and innate collaboration. In this paper we argue that these require a new computational model and middleware that can reflect the autonomy and spontaneity of cooperative entities. The EU funded CORTEX project proposes the sentient object model to support the construction of such large-scale applications. We report on a flexible, run-time reconfigurable component based middleware that we have used to engineer the sentient object programming paradigm. We demonstrate the appropriateness of the novel computational model and validity of the middleware by constructing a proof of concept demonstrator based on the notion of autonomous cooperating vehicles.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: ECOOP'04 workshop on component-oriented approaches to context-aware systems (online proceedings)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 940 cs_uid ; 1
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12471
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 14 May 2008 14:12
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12471

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