A State-Based Programming Model and System for Wireless Sensor Networks

Bischoff, Urs and Kortuem, Gerd (2007) A State-Based Programming Model and System for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: IEEE PerCom Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing (PerSens), 2007-03-192007-03-23.

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Abstract

Sensor networks are one important building block towards the realisation of context-aware applications. Suitable communication protocols and middleware solutions are necessary to facilitate the development of sensor network applications. Additionally, the vast number of nodes in sensor networks necessitates a new programming model for application developers. Commonly used programming abstractions force the programmer to express the global behaviour of a network in terms of local actions taken at individual nodes. We argue that global programming abstractions are needed to express global behaviour of a network. We present RuleCaster, a novel state-based programming framework for sensor network applications. RuleCaster provides a high-level language for application definition, a compiler that splits the high-level specification into individual tasks and assigns them to the nodes, and a service-based middleware that provides the interface for collaborative execution of these tasks.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE PerCom Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing (PerSens)
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 13060
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2008 14:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:49
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13060

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