Context-sensitive object request broker for ubiquitous computing environments

Sik-Sang Yau, F. Karim

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6 Scopus citations


Context-awareness is an important property of applications in ubiquitous computing and communication (ubicomp) environments. Context-sensitive applications use various data from the surrounding environments and the devices to adapt their behavior. Using context as a criterion to transparently establish communication links among devices requires effective system support. A context-sensitive middleware is effective to address these emerging applications since such a middleware provides both development and runtime supports to context-sensitive applications in addition to providing the interoperability in heterogeneous ubicomp environments. This implies that the object request broker (ORB) of the middleware must provide a mechanism to provide context-sensitive communication among objects. In this paper, the principles and software-hardware co-design aspect of a context-sensitive ORB is presented to facilitate context-sensitive communication among application objects in ubicomp environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2001
Event8th Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (FTDCS'01) - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Oct 31 2001Nov 2 2001


Other8th Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (FTDCS'01)


  • Bluetooth
  • FPGA
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Object request broker
  • Reconfigurable context-sensitive middleware
  • Software-hardware co-design
  • Ubiquitous computing environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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