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Towards a mobile computing middleware: a synergy of reflection and mobile code techniques

Capra, L; Mascolo, C; Zachariadis, S; Emmerich, W; (2001) Towards a mobile computing middleware: a synergy of reflection and mobile code techniques. In: EIGHTH IEEE WORKSHOP ON FUTURE TRENDS OF DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 148 - 154). IEEE COMPUTER SOC Green open access

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Abstract

The increasing popularity of wireless devices, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, watches and the like. is enabling new classes of applications that present challenging problems to designers. Applications have to be aware of, and adapt to, frequent variations in the context of execution, such as fluctuating network bandwidth, decreasing batten, power, changes in location or device capabilities, and so on. In this paper, we argue that middleware solutions for wired distributed systems cannot be used in a mobile setting, as the principle of transparency that has driven their design runs counter to the new degrees of awareness imposed by mobility: We propose a synergy of reflection and code mobility as a means for middleware to give applications the desired level of flexibility to react to changes happening in the environment, including those that have not necessarily been foreseen by middleware designers. We ruse the sharing and processing of images as an application scenario to highlight the advantages of our approach.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Towards a mobile computing middleware: a synergy of reflection and mobile code techniques
Event: 8th IEEE Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (FTDCS 01)
Location: BOLOGNA, ITALY
Dates: 2001-10-31 - 2001-11-02
ISBN: 0-7695-1385-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/738
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