Coulson, Geoffrey and Gold, Richard and Lad, Manish and Mascolo, Cecilia and Mottola, Luca and Picco, Gian Pietro and Zachariadis, Stefanos (2006) Dynamic reconfiguration in the RUNES middleware. In: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems (MASS). IEEE, NEW YORK, pp. 534-537. ISBN 978-1-4244-0506-0Full text not available from this repository.
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. As an example of these system we consider disaster recovery scenarios where large numbers of different devices need to interconnect in an ad-hoc manner. In this respect, our goal is the provisioning of a middleware framework for such system environments. Our approach is based on a small and efficient middleware kernel supporting highly modularised and customisable component-based middleware services. These services can be tailored for specific embedded environments, and are runtime-reconfigurable to support adaptivity. This paper describes a demonstration that highlights some of the features available in our middleware. In particular, we focus on heterogeneity handling by showing our middleware running on resource-rich as well as resource-constrained devices, and on adaptivity features by demonstrating runtime reprogramming and on-the-fly component deployment.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2012 13:56|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 23:14|
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