Date Added: Sep 2012
This smart environments, starting from smart home to more complex one like smart city, demand efficient interoperation mechanism among different heterogeneous sensors including the discovery and the management of these devices. The diverse domains of applications also require interoperation among themselves. The middleware plays a key role to achieve this interoperation. The middleware is also responsible for providing abstractions to the application interfaces and device sensing. In the paper, middleware architecture along with a method for efficient device interoperation by generating a Generic Device Attributes (GDA) structure is presented.