Date Added: Aug 2012
Runtime reconfigurable component models provide several attractions with regard to the management of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications operating in dynamic environments and under evolving application requirements. One such attraction is the runtime discovery of suitable components for reuse in changing application compositions. Syntactic interface typing, provided by contemporary component models, however only supports exact interface matching. This causes limited reuse of components and complicates management of WSN applications. The authors argue that more flexibility is required to efficiently manage the complex, large-scale and dynamic WSN deployments of the future.