A General Purpose Programming Framework for Ubiquitous Computing Environments

G Stevenson, Patrick Nixon, RI Ferguson

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    Abstract

    It is important to note that the need to support ad-hoc and potentially mobile arrangements of devices in ubiquitous environments does not fit well within the traditional client/server architecture. We believe peer-to-peer communication offers a preferable alternative due to its decentralised nature, removing dependence on individual nodes. However, this choice adds to the complexity of the developers task. In this paper, we describe a two-tiered approach to address this problem: A lower tier employing peer-to-peer interactions for managing the network infrastructure and an upper tier providing a mobile agent based programming framework. The result is a general purpose framework for developing ubiquitous applications and services, where the underlying complexity is hidden from the developer. This paper discusses our on-going work; presenting our design decisions, features supported by our framework, and some of the challenges still to be addressed in a complex programming environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherUbiSys
    Number of pages0
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventProgram & Online Proceedings: System Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop (UbiSys'03) - Seattle, WA, USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceProgram & Online Proceedings: System Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop (UbiSys'03)
    Period1/01/03 → …

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    Stevenson, G., Nixon, P., & Ferguson, RI. (2003). A General Purpose Programming Framework for Ubiquitous Computing Environments. In Unknown Host Publication UbiSys. http://ecite.utas.edu.au/69435