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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-14
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1.14
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Trends in Middleware Abstarction for Context Dissemination in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network

V. Hakami and M. Dehghan

Context dissemination completes the value chain of contextual information procurement and is identified as a precondition to actual context use by enlarging the visibility scope of context sources beyond the local acquisition or fusion entity and towards a network neighborhood. When leveraged for context-aware services in MANETs (Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks), an often-stated goal is to cater for personalized refinement and constant monitoring of a high volume of heterogeneous data with lower chance of longevity. Context-aware middleware abstractions pave the way by masking the physical distribution of data and by working out the appropriate logic for identifying the most relevant subset of context for use by an application component. This study compiles the state-of-the-art trends in programming abstractions built around the notion of context and present an exhaustives a detailed survey of their relevant middleware incarnations. Also, some key design considerations are identified for MANET-based context dissemination and the study investigates how these requirements have been approached from a variety of directions by the reviewed systems.
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V. Hakami and M. Dehghan, 2009. Trends in Middleware Abstarction for Context Dissemination in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 1-14.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1.14






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