A Middleware Platform Based on Multi-Agents for u-Healthcare Services with Sensor Networks

  • Yung Bok Kim
  • Chul-Su Kim
  • Jun Wook Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4953)


We studied the middleware platform, i.e. COSMOS (Common System for Middleware of Sensor Network), based on multi-agents for u-healthcare services with various types of sensor networks such as the Zigbee wireless sensor network (WSN), the CDMA cellular network, RFID and IP-USN based on the 6LowPAN. Our project is focused on sensor network abstraction for various ubiquitous sensor networks (USN). We defined standard interfaces between USN middleware based on multi-agents and USN networks as well as application services with multi-agents. We implemented several USN services such as u-Healthcare services to consider important issues about middleware platform based on multi-agent applications.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Application Service Ubiquitous Computing Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung Bok Kim
    • 1
  • Chul-Su Kim
    • 2
  • Jun Wook Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Sejong University, KunJa-DongKwang-Jin-KuKorea
  2. 2.RFID/USN Middleware Team, ETRIDaejeonKorea

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