Supporting WSN Application Development Using Data type-centric Middleware Synthesis

Dennis Pfisterer, Carsten Buschmann, Horst Hellbrück, Stefan Fischer


Writing applications for wireless sensor networks presents a complex domain that requires expertise from various fields. Existing middleware frameworks alleviate this problem by hiding low-level networking aspects but are neither comprehensive nor flexible enough. Our system called Fabric addresses this problem by proposing a data type-centric middleware synthesis framework for heterogeneous devices. While hiding networking aspects and complexity of distributed systems, it still offers the required flexibility because data handling can be differentiated on a per-type basis. This approach especially addresses the unique requirements of resource constrained devices. In addition, Fabric supports a clear separation between application and framework development, thus supporting a less error-prone development process.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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