Middleware: Middleware challenges and approaches for wireless sensor networks

Salem Hadim, Nader Mohamed

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The use of a novel approach, middleware layer, to fully meet the design and implementation challenges of wireless sensor network technologies is discussed. It is suggested that a complete middleware solution should contain a runtime environment that supports and coordinates multiple applications to achieve adaptive and efficient system resources use to prolong the life of the sensor network. The design and development of a successful middleware layer must address many challenges such as managing limited power and resources, scalability, heterogeneity, real-world integration, and quality of service. Middleware using autonomic computing could provide more robustness, reliability, and self-management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalIEEE Distributed Systems Online
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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