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Present scenarios and future challenges in pervasive middleware
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. IBM Global Services India, India .
2006 (English)In: 2006 1st International Conference on Communication Systems Software & Middleware, Vols 1 and 2, 2006, 406-410 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to run applications on pervasive devices, pervasive middleware has to support context-awareness, as pervasive applications need to adapt to variations of context of execution (such as network bandwidth, battery power and screen size), physical change of locations, change of technological artifacts (devices), change of hardware resources of artifacts, and so on. Recent research efforts have primarily focused on designing new mobile n iddleware systems capable of supporting the requirements imposed by mobility. However, apart from mobility constraint, pervasive rniddleware will operate under above-mentioned conditions of a radical change. This change is varying from physical components (like network heterogeneity) to functional components (right from heterogeneous devices to context-based applications). Few contemporary researches have indeed focused on some parts of these requirements; but a qualitative difference between intended requirements and practical achievements still remains there. In this article, we discuss some of recent mobile/pervasive middleware systems, focusing on research issues and challenges ahead to brid e the gap. Typically, we highlight the key characteristics of pervasive middleware to support context awareness and service discovery, smartness mid adaptation, heterogeneity and integration, and intelligent interfacing.

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2006. 406-410 p.
Keyword [en]
pervasive computing, middleware, components, heterogeneity, context-awareness, interfaces
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42261ISI: 000244385500050ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34247497739ISBN: 978-0-7803-9574-9OAI: diva2:446124
1st International Conference on Communication Systems Software and Middleware Location: New Delhi, India, Date: JAN 08-12, 2006

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Available from: 2011-10-06 Created: 2011-10-06 Last updated: 2014-11-06Bibliographically approved

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