Views: Middleware Abstractions for Context-Aware Applications in MANETs

  • Kurt Schelfthout
  • Tom Holvoet
  • Yolande Berbers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3914)


Programming applications for highly dynamic environments such as mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) is complex, since the working context of applications changes continuously. This paper presents “views” as abstractions for representing and maintaining context information, tailored to applications in MANETs. An application agent can define a view by declaratively describing the context information it is interested in. A supporting middleware platform, called ObjectPlaces, ensures that the information represented by a view continuously reflects the agent’s context information, despite the dynamic situation in a MANET. We elaborate on the distributed protocol that ObjectPlaces uses to maintain the information of views, and give an evaluation of the protocol’s correctness and overhead.


Content Message Event Template Broadcast Period Reachable Node Object Template 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Schelfthout
    • 1
  • Tom Holvoet
    • 1
  • Yolande Berbers
    • 1
  1. 1.DistriNet – AgentWise taskforceK.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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