EnviroTrack: Towards an environmental computing paradigm for distributed sensor networks

T. Abdelzaher, B. Blum, Q. Cao, Y. Chen, D. Evans, J. George, S. George, L. Gu, T. He, S. Krishnamurthy, L. Luo, S. Son, J. Stankovic, R. Stoleru, A. Wood

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Abstract

Distributed sensor networks are quickly gaining recognition as viable embedded computing platforms. Current techniques for programming sensor networks are cumbersome, inflexible, and low-level. This paper introduces EnviroTrack, an object-based distributed middleware system that raises the level of programming abstraction by providing a convenient and powerful interface to the application developer geared towards tracking the physical environment. EnviroTrack is novel in its seamless integration of objects that live in physical time and space into the computational environment of the application. Performance results demonstrate the ability of the middleware to track realistic targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages582-589
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventProceedings - 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Mar 24 2004Mar 26 2004

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OtherProceedings - 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CountryJapan
CityHachioji, Tokyo
Period3/24/043/26/04

Keywords

  • Distributed systems
  • Programming paradigms
  • Qos
  • Sensor networks
  • Tracking

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    Abdelzaher, T., Blum, B., Cao, Q., Chen, Y., Evans, D., George, J., George, S., Gu, L., He, T., Krishnamurthy, S., Luo, L., Son, S., Stankovic, J., Stoleru, R., & Wood, A. (2004). EnviroTrack: Towards an environmental computing paradigm for distributed sensor networks. 582-589. Paper presented at Proceedings - 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan.