Resource Description Language: A Unified Description Language for Network Embedded Resources
As machine-to-machine networks become larger and more pervasive, manual configuration and discovery of resources will become intractable. In this paper, the authors propose the RDL, a Resource Description Language that represents a uniform way of describing embedded resources, allowing them to be shared and enabling a new class of resource-aware applications. The RDL can describe a wide range of resources, characterizing individual nodes or entire networks. It can contribute to overcome performance issues in dense networks or mobility-driven problems in highly dynamic machine-to-machine topologies by providing the means for self-adaptability and manageability, as well as opportunistic resource sharing in context-aware embedded applications.