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Title: Distributed tuplespace and location management - an integrated perspective using Bluetooth
Authors: Fongen, A
Larsen, C
Ghinea, G
Taylor, S J E
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Wireless Pervasive Computing. ISWPC '07, 2nd International Symposium on, San Juan, February 2007. pp. 401-406
Abstract: Location based or "context aware" computing is becoming increasingly recognized as a vital part of a mobile computing environment. As a consequence, the need for location-management middleware is widely recognized and actively researched. Location management is frequently offered to the application through an API where the location is given in the form of coordinates. It is the opinion of the authors that a localization API should offer localized data (e.g. direction to the nearest pharmacy) directly through a transparent and integrated API. Our proposed middleware for location and context management is built on top of Mobispace. Mobispace is a distributed tuplespace made for J2me units where replication between local replicas takes place with a central server (over GPRS) or with other mobile units (using Bluetooth). Since a Bluetooth connection indicates physical proximity to another node, a set of stationary nodes may distribute locality information over Bluetooth connections, and this information may be retrieved through the ordinary tuplespace API
ISSN: 1-4244-0523-8
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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