A Document centric approach for supporting incremental deployment of pervasive applications

Fahim Kawsar, Tatsuo Nakajima, Kaori Fujinami

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Abstract

This paper explores system issues for enabling incremental deploy- ment of pervasive application - the problem of how to deploy and gradually enhance the functionalities of applications in a pervasive environment. We present a system architecture, FedNet that pro- vides the foundation for incremental deployment and uses a docu- ment centric approach utilizing a profile based artefact framework and a task based application framework. Our artefact framework represents an instrumented physical artefact as a collection of ser- vice profiles and expresses these services in generic documents. Pervasive applications are expressed as a collection of functional tasks (independent of the implementation) in a corresponding doc- ument. A runtime component provides the foundation for mapping these tasks to the corresponding service provider artefacts. This mapping is spontaneous and thus enables gradual addition of ser- vices. Primary advantages of our approach are twofold- firstly, it allows end users to deploy pervasive applications and instrumented artefacts easily and gradually. Secondly, it allows developers to write applications in a generic way regardless of the constraints of the target environment. We describe an implemented prototype of FedNet, and show examples of its use in a real life deployment by the end users to illustrate its feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services
EditorsLiviu Iftode, Vinny Cahill
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9789639799219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Event5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2008 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2008 Jul 212008 Jul 25

Publication series

NameMobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Conference

Conference5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2008
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period08/7/2108/7/25

Keywords

  • Augmented Artefact
  • Deployment
  • Pervasive Application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Kawsar, F., Nakajima, T., & Fujinami, K. (2008). A Document centric approach for supporting incremental deployment of pervasive applications. In L. Iftode, & V. Cahill (Eds.), MobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2008 - 5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services). ICST. https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.3584