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A Study of Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have recently come into prominence because they hold the potential to revolutionize many segments of the peoples economy and life, from environmental monitoring and conservation, to manufacturing and business asset management, to automation in the transportation and health care industries. In this paper the authors present an overview of middleware for wireless sensor networks. There is a gap between network protocols, on the one hand, and applications in wireless sensor networks, on the other. They need to provide adaptation functions between applications and network protocols to satisfy the requirements of special features of wireless sensor networks and diversity of its applications.

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