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Supporting mobile multimedia applications through adaptive middleware

Coulson, G and Blair, Gordon and Davies, N and Robin, P and Fitzpatrick, T (1999) Supporting mobile multimedia applications through adaptive middleware. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 17 (9). pp. 1651-1659. ISSN 0733-8716

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Abstract

The traditional approach to developing middleware platforms is to adopt a "black box" philosophy whereby the platform offers a fixed programming model to applications together with fixed per-platform implementations. In this paper, we describe research which is exploring an open approach to the implementation of middleware platforms, Our motivation is to accommodate the demanding requirements for quality-of-service (QoS) adaptation as imposed by mobile multimedia applications. We use an extended CORBA computational model featuring the concept of explicit open bindings, This provides an architectural framework for openness and QoS adaptation. The paper concludes by considering the more general application of an open systems philosophy; in particular, we introduce the concept of reflective middleware.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52589
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2012 11:07
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52589

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