Transparent Lightweight Device Discovery Model (TLDDM) support for Ubiquitous Computing Middleware and Applications
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2006)
Handheld devices have become so commonplace now-a-days that in future these will get mixed with our day to day life seamlessly. To communicate between these devices a number of protocols have been developed – Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 being two dominating protocols. For developing applications on these mobile devices, we need good support for device discovery and at the same time protocol independent consistent application programming interface (API) which will make the job of application developers easier. Keeping application developers free from worrying about underlying communication protocols and at the same time ensuring application portability across protocols is a major design issue in current generation middleware for ubiquitous computing. In this paper, we present a device discovery service in the middleware for ubiquitous computing– MARKS, that also provides a consistent API for application development hiding the underlying communication protocols from application developers.