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Addressing network heterogeneity in pervasive application environments

Grace, P. and Coulson, G. and Blair, Gordon S. and Porter, B. (2006) Addressing network heterogeneity in pervasive application environments. In: Proceeding InterSense '06 Proceedings of the first international conference on Integrated internet ad hoc and sensor networks. .

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    Abstract

    Pervasive computing applications typically involve rich interactions and heterogeneous network types; e.g. involving the collation of data from a sensor network into a replicated repository in a fixed network. Although the middleware approach has been highly successful in supporting application development in networked environments, current middleware technologies cannot handle the accelerating complexity in interaction types, and diversity in networks types, seen in pervasive computing environments. Therefore, we propose a middleware solution (called Gridkit), which uniformly supports an extensible set of middleware interaction types (e.g. RPC, publish-subscribe, streaming, etc.), and handles network heterogeneity by layering itself over virtual overlay networks which it manages and transparently instantiates on demand. We focus in this paper on Gridkit's generalized architecture for the transparent deployment and management of overlay networks. We also consider the application of the Gridkit approach in two application scenarios.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1699 cs_uid ; 361
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 41559
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 11 Aug 2008 22:01
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 09:27
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41559

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