Date Added: Nov 2009
The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an emerging standard for the deployment of data oriented applications in wireless environments. Although some components of the WAP suite have been developed, it lacks a complete general architecture integrating all the protocols, software components of both the Internet and wireless contexts in a transparent way. The protocol stack consists of miniaturized versions of UDP, TCP, SLP and HTTP protocols with reduced header sizes and complexity to make the protocols usable in wireless sensor networks. This paper presents a general architectural framework to develop and deploy portable applications and services accessible by WAP compliant mobile terminals, extending end-to-end services between terminal and business applications.