Distributed Schema-Based Middleware for Ambient Intelligence Environments

Distributed Schema-Based Middleware for Ambient Intelligence Environments

Javier Gómez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), Germán Montoro (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), Pablo A. Haya (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), Manuel García-Herranz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) and Xavier Alamán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-549-0.ch020
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Abstract

In this work we present a middleware developed for Ambient Intelligence environments. The proposed model is based on the blackboard metaphor, which is logically centralized but physically distributed. Although it is based on a data-oriented model, some extra services have been added to this middle layer to improve the functionality of the modules that employ it. The system has been developed and tested in a real Ambient Intelligence environment.
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Motivation

Any intelligent environment is composed by a heterogeneous set of software and hardware components (Haya, et al. 2001). This involves some challenges:

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