Open Access

Mission-oriented middleware for sensor-driven scientific systems

Journal of Internet Services and Applications20113:52

https://doi.org/10.1007/s13174-011-0052-9

Received: 25 October 2011

Accepted: 16 November 2011

Published: 2 December 2011

Abstract

Coordinating the networks needed for modern scientific data collection and control presents a significant challenge: they are typically power- and resource-constrained, operating in noisy and hostile environments, and need to adapt their behaviour to match their operation to their sensed environment while maintaining the scientific integrity of their observations. In this paper, we explore several aspects of managing and coordinating sensor-driven systems. We draw some conclusions about how to design, structure, and implement programming and middleware abstractions for long-lived and adaptive sensor networks.

Keywords

Sensor networksMiddlewareProgramming models