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On event-based middleware for location-aware mobile applications

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dc.contributor.author Meier, Rene
dc.contributor.author Cahill, Vinny
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-19T13:07:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-19T13:07:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/642
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As mobile applications become more widespread, programming paradigms and middleware architectures designed to support their development are becoming increasingly important. The event-based programming paradigm is a strong candidate for the development of mobile applications due to its inherent support for the loose coupling between components required by mobile applications. However, existing middleware that supports the event-based programming paradigm is not well suited to supporting location-aware mobile applications in which highly mobile components come together dynamically to collaborate at some location. This paper presents a number of techniques including location-independent announcement and subscription coupled with location dependent filtering and event delivery that can be used by event-based middleware to support such collaboration. We describe how these techniques have been implemented in STEAM, an event-based middleware with a fully decentralized architecture, which is particularly well suited to deployment in ad hoc network environments. The cost of such location-based event dissemination and the benefits of distributed event filtering are evaluated. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering;36/ 3/ pp409-430
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2009.90
dc.rights ©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject distributed systems en_US
dc.subject middleware en_US
dc.subject publish subscribe en_US
dc.subject event-based communication en_US
dc.subject mobile computing en_US
dc.subject wireless ad hoc networks en_US
dc.title On event-based middleware for location-aware mobile applications en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor HEA
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor FET Program of the Commission of the European Union
dc.relation.projectid IST-2000-26031 (CORTEX)
dc.internal.authorcontactother vinny.cahill@cs.tcd.i


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