1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

Content Sharing Middleware for Mobile Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2757,
        author={Petros Belimpasakis and Juha-Pekka Luoma and Mihaly B\o{}rzsei},
        title={Content Sharing Middleware for Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Content sharing middleware Symbian mobile devices},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2757}
    }
    
  • Petros Belimpasakis
    Juha-Pekka Luoma
    Mihaly Börzsei
    Year: 2010
    Content Sharing Middleware for Mobile Devices
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2757
Petros Belimpasakis1,*, Juha-Pekka Luoma1,*, Mihaly Börzsei1,*
  • 1: Nokia Research Center, P.O.Box 1000, 33721 Tampere, Finland.
*Contact email: petros.belimpasakis@nokia.com, juha-pekka.luoma@nokia.com, mihaly.borzsei@nokia.com

Abstract

As mobile smart phones have evolved being converged devices, they are able to generate and consume different types of high quality content, such as images, music and video. The need of people to share, synchronize and archive their content, lead to the creation of multiple related mobile applications and adoption of existing protocols for content sharing. In this paper we describe selected protocols suited for content sharing (UPnP, Atom and WebDAV), and we present the concept of Mobile Content Sharing Middleware, which provides a common interface for applications to access the different underlying transfer protocols and bearers, in a way that the schematic differences of these protocols are hidden. A prototype implementation of the middleware was created for mobile devices based on Symbian OS.