MINA: A Reflective Middleware for Managing Dynamic Multinetwork Environments

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Technology advances in sensing, architecture and communication are creating a rich and complex networking scenario characterized by an increasing number of pervasive devices equipped with notable computational hardware, multiple communication interfaces, and diverse sensing capabilities. The networking landscape of today is characterized by diverse access technologies including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, MANETs, and ZigBee, and properly managing this heterogeneous networking infrastructure is a key challenge to take full advantage of its many opportunities. In this paper, the authors propose MINA (Multi-network INformation Architecture), a reflective (self-observing and adapting) middleware approach to realize and manage dynamic and heterogeneous multi-networks in pervasive environments.

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