Article in Proceedings INPROC-2007-14

BibliographySaternus, Martin; Weis, Torben; Knoll, Mirko; Dürr, Frank: A Middleware for Context-Aware Applications and Services Based on Messenger Protocols.
In: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerComW'07).
University of Stuttgart : Collaborative Research Center SFB 627 (Nexus: World Models for Mobile Context-Based Systems).
pp. 467-471, english.
IEEE, March 19, 2007.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaD.2.6 (Software Engineering Programming Environments)
H.5.0 (Information Interfaces and Presentation General)
Keywordscontext-aware application; middleware; user interface; messenger

Nowadays most context-aware applications are independent proprietary pieces of software. A general framework or middleware deployed in the field does not exist; therefore the implementation of context-aware applications and services assumes the development of the whole application stack for each application. Along these development issues, deployment and privacy problems are to be solved.

This imposes the following challenges concerning a middleware for context-aware applications: (1) We need an architecture that allows to implement and deploy services easily on the network. (2) We need a user interface that is widespread, well known to users and allows to mange one’s privacy settings for every single service transparently.

In this paper we describe our middleware’s architecture for context-aware applications, based on messenger protocols.

Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems
Project(s)SFB-627, A2 (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems)
Nachwuchsgruppe: Entwicklung kontextbezogener Anwendungen
Entry dateApril 11, 2007
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