Middleware for distributed context-aware systems

Henricksen, Karen, Indulska, Jadwiga, McFadden, Ted and Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan (2005). Middleware for distributed context-aware systems. In: Robert Meersman and Zahir Tari, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA. Proceedings of the OTM Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, DOA and ODBASE 2005, Part 1. International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA), Agia Napa, Cyprus, (846-863). 31 October - 4 November, 2005. doi:10.1007/11575771_53


Author Henricksen, Karen
Indulska, Jadwiga
McFadden, Ted
Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan
Title of paper Middleware for distributed context-aware systems
Conference name International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA)
Conference location Agia Napa, Cyprus
Conference dates 31 October - 4 November, 2005
Proceedings title On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA. Proceedings of the OTM Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, DOA and ODBASE 2005, Part 1
Journal name On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: Coopis, Doa, and Odbase, Pt 1, Proceedings
Place of Publication Berlin
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/11575771_53
Open Access Status
ISBN 3-540-29736-7
ISSN 3-540-29736-7
Editor Robert Meersman
Zahir Tari
Volume 3760
Start page 846
End page 863
Total pages 18
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Context-aware systems represent extremely complex and heterogeneous distributed systems, composed of sensors, actuators, application components, and a variety of context processing components that manage the flow of context information between the sensors/actuators and applications. The need for middleware to seamlessly bind these components together is well recognised. Numerous attempts to build middleware or infrastructure for context-aware systems have been made, but these have provided only partial solutions; for instance, most have not adequately addressed issues such as mobility, fault tolerance or privacy. One of the goals of this paper is to provide an analysis of the requirements of a middleware for context-aware systems, drawing from both traditional distributed system goals and our experiences with developing context-aware applications. The paper also provides a critical review of several middleware solutions, followed by a comprehensive discussion of our own PACE middleware. Finally, it provides a comparison of our solution with the previous work, highlighting both the advantages of our middleware and important topics for future research.
Subjects E1
280399 Computer Software not elsewhere classified
700199 Computer software and services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1
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