Fitzpatrick, T and Blair, Gordon and Coulson, G and Davies, N and Robin, P (1998) Supporting adaptive multimedia applications through open bindings. In: 4th International Conference on Configurable Distributed Systems, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp. 128-135. ISBN 0-8186-8451-8Full text not available from this repository.
In order to support multimedia applications in mobile environments. it will be necessary for applications to be aware of the underlying,network conditions and also to be able to adapt their behaviour and that of the underlying platform. This paper focuses on the role of middleware in supporting such adaptation. In particular, Ive investigate the role of open implementation and reflection in the design of middleware platforms such as CORBA. The paper initially extends CORBA with the concept of explicit binding, where path of communication between objects is represented as first class objects. We then introduce the concept of open bindings which support inspection and adaptation of the path of communications. An implementation of open bindings is described, based on the Ensemble protocol suite from Cornell University.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2012 11:17|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2016 00:57|
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