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Reconfigurable Component-based Middleware for Networked Embedded Systems

Costa, P. and Coulson, G. and Mascolo, C. and Mottola, L. and Picco, G. and Zachariadis, S. and , RUNES (Funder) (2007) Reconfigurable Component-based Middleware for Networked Embedded Systems. International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, 14 (2). pp. 149-162.

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      Abstract

      Next generation embedded systems will be composed of large numbers of heterogeneous devices. These will typically be resource-constrained (such as sensor motes), will use different operating systems, and will be connected through different types of network interfaces. Additionally, they may be mobile and/or form ad-hoc networks with their peers, and will need to be adaptive to changing conditions based on context-awareness. Our focus in this paper is on the provision of a middleware framework for such system environments. Our approach is based on a small and efficient `middleware kernel' which supports highly modularised and customisable component-based middleware services that can be tailored for specific embedded environments, and are runtime reconfigurable to support adaptivity. These services are primarily communications-related but also address a range of other concerns including service discovery and logical mobility. In the paper we provide an overview of our approach, focusing in detail on both the middleware kernel and the services. We also discuss an application scenario in which we are currently applying and evaluating our middleware approach.

      Item Type: Article
      Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Wireless Information Networks
      Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2015 cs_uid ; 410
      Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
      Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
      ID Code: 41857
      Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
      Deposited On: 14 Aug 2008 11:09
      Refereed?: Yes
      Published?: Published
      Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:07
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      URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41857

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