Virtualization of Service Gateways in Multi-provider Environments

  • Yvan Royon
  • Stéphane Frénot
  • Frédéric Le Mouël
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4063)

Abstract

Today we see more and more services, such as entertainment or home automation, being brought to connected homes. These services are published and operated by a variety of service providers. Currently, each provider sells his own box, providing both connectivity and a closed service environment. The open service paradigm aims at mixing all services within the same box, thus opening the service delivery chain for home users. However, open service gateways still lack important mechanisms. Multiple service providers can access and use the same gateway concurrently. We must define what this use is, i.e. we must define a notion of user. Also, service providers should not interfere with each other on the gateway, except if explicitly required. In other words, we must isolate services from different providers, while still permitting on-demand collaboration. By combining all these mechanisms, we are defining a multi-user, multi-service execution environment, which we call a virtualized service gateway. We implement part of these features using OSGi technology.

Keywords

Virtual gateway multi-user service-oriented programming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvan Royon
    • 1
  • Stéphane Frénot
    • 1
  • Frédéric Le Mouël
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Ares – CITI Lab – INSA LyonVilleurbanneFrance

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