Reuse of pervasive system architectures

D. Bijwaard, B.J. van der Zwaag, Nirvana Meratnia, H.W. van Dijk, E.H. Eertink, Paul J.M. Havinga

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Abstract

Developers are often confronted with incompatible systems and lack a proper system abstraction that allows easy integration of various hardware and software components. To try solve these shortcomings, building blocks are identified at different levels of detail in today’s pervasive/communication systems and used in a conceptual reasoning framework allowing easy comparison and combination. The generality of the conceptual framework is validated by decomposing a selection of pervasive systems into models of these building blocks and integrating these models to create improved ones. Additionally, the required properties of pervasive systems on scalability, efficiency, degree of pervasiveness, and maintainability are analysed for a number of application areas. The pervasive systems are compared on these properties. Observations are made, and weak points in the analysed pervasive systems are identified. Furthermore, we provide a set of recommendations as a guideline towards flexible architectures that make pervasive systems usable in a variety of applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e3
Number of pages15
JournalEAI endorsed transactions on ubiquitous environments
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2014

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Keywords

  • EWI-25391
  • IR-93349
  • METIS-309705

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Reuse of pervasive system architectures. / Bijwaard, D.; van der Zwaag, B.J.; Meratnia, Nirvana; van Dijk, H.W.; Eertink, E.H.; Havinga, Paul J.M.

In: EAI endorsed transactions on ubiquitous environments, Vol. 14, No. 3, 17.11.2014, p. e3.

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