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Component-based software structuring principles are now commonplace at the application level; but componentization is far less established when it comes to building low-level systems software. Although there have been pioneering efforts in applying componentization to systems-building, these efforts have tended to target specific application domains (e.g.,(More)
Mobile client applications must discover and interoperate with application services available to them at their present location. However , these services will be developed upon a range of middleware types (e.g. RMI and publish-subscribe) and advertised using different service discovery protocols (e.g. UPnP and SLP) unknown to the application developer.(More)
In this paper we present GREEN a highly configurable and re-configurable publish-subscribe middleware to support pervasive computing applications. Such applications must embrace both heterogeneous networks and heterogeneous devices: from embedded devices in wireless ad-hoc networks to high-power computers in the Internet. Publish-subscribe is a paradigm(More)
The cost of damage caused by flooding is directly related to the warning-time given before a flood occurs. Therefore, improving the coverage, accuracy and reliability of flood prediction systems is of great importance. This paper proposes a novel Grid-based approach to supporting flood prediction through the use of embedded sensor nodes equipped with(More)
OpenCOM v2 is our experimental language-independent component-based systems-building technology. OpenCOM offers more than merely a component-based programming model. First, it is a runtime component model and supports dynamic runtime reconfiguration of systems (i.e. one can load, unload, bind, and rebind components at runtime). Second, it explicitly(More)
Distributed systems has been an area of intense activity over the past ten years. The subject is entering a stage of maturity with work now focussing on standards for Open Distributed Processing (ODP). However, it is important that standardisation is responsive to new demands on the technology. This is especially true with the emergence of high speed(More)