3rd International ICST Workshop on Information Fusion and Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

Research Article

A multi-layer approach for cross-technology communication in a pervasive community

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6996,
        author={Enrico  Dressler and Raphael Zender and Ulrike Lucke and Djamshid Tavangarian},
        title={A multi-layer approach for cross-technology communication in a pervasive community},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Workshop on Information Fusion and Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={SENSORFUSIONS},
        year={2009},
        month={11},
        keywords={pervasive community cross-technology communication Bluetooth SOA Web Services service proxying mobile services roaming},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6996}
    }
    
  • Enrico Dressler
    Raphael Zender
    Ulrike Lucke
    Djamshid Tavangarian
    Year: 2009
    A multi-layer approach for cross-technology communication in a pervasive community
    SENSORFUSIONS
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6996
Enrico Dressler1,*, Raphael Zender1,*, Ulrike Lucke1,*, Djamshid Tavangarian1,*
  • 1: University of Rostock, Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Computer Science, Chair of Computer Architecture, Rostock, Germany.
*Contact email: enrico.dressler@uni-rostock.de, raphael.zender@uni-rostock.de, ulrike.lucke@uni-rostock.de, djamshid.tavangarian@uni-rostock.de

Abstract

This paper presents a middleware and an application scenario for communication in a pervasive community which is characterized by the use of different network and service technologies. To achieve the required cross-technology communication, we organize devices and applications as members of cells with homogeneous network interfaces, and we combine these cells to a heterogeneous ensemble by a General Purpose Access Point (GPAP). The GPAP enables and organizes a flexible service-based communication between members of different cells. This paper focuses an interconnection between Bluetooth and IP-based networks using service proxying between Bluetooth SDP (Service Discovery Protocol) and Web services. However, it can be used as a base for service proxying with a variety of other network and SOA technologies. Furthermore, we combine several ensembles by our service-oriented middleware to build a community and enable the communication between devices of different ensembles. Moreover, we look forward to explore and allow seamless roaming for mobile devices as well as their provided services inside the community. For evaluation of our middleware we use cross-technology messaging as an application scenario for a general cross-technology video and audio communication.