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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|