António Casimiro

Middleware Support for Adaptive Real-Time Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks

João Alves, António Casimiro and Luís Marques

LNCS 7869. Proceedings of the 14th European Workshop on Dependable Computing, Coimbra, Portugal, May 2013


This position paper describes initial efforts and ideas for the development of a middleware framework to support the operation of adaptive Wireless Sensor Networks applications with real-time and dependability requirements. We identify a set of underlying services that need to be implemented as part of this framework, explaining why they are needed and what they provide. In order to illustrate how this middleware can be used and its potential benefits, we consider the well-known LQER routing protocol to show how it must be changed to incorporate probabilistic real-time requirements and meet them in a dependable way.


  author       = "Alves, J. and Casimiro, A. and Marques, L.",
  title        = "Middleware Support for Adaptive Real-Time Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks",
  booktitle    = "Dependable Computing",
  year         = "2013",
  isbn         = "978-3-642-38788-3",
  volume       = "7869",
  series       = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages        = "16-23",
  editor       = "Vieira, M. and Cunha, J.",
  doi          = "10.1007/978-3-642-38789-0_2",
  abstractURL  = "",
  documentURL  = "",
  publisher    = "Springer Berlin Heidelberg",
  keywords     = "Wireless sensor networks; dependability; timeliness; middleware"


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