Issue No. 03 - July-September (2003 vol. 2)
<p>Originated in 1999 to deliver WAN services to home environments, the Open Services Gateway Initiative today presents a unique opportunity to pervasive computing as a potential framework for achieving interoperability and extensibility. Through two major enhancements over the last few years, the specification has evolved to include numerous new services and features that support various usage models. Here, the authors present the OSGi technology and examine several OSGi development toolkits and products. They also share their experience in using OSGi to build an open, assistive environment that supports independent living for elders.</p>
Open Services Gateway Initiative, OSGi
S. Helal, C. Lee and D. Nordstedt, "Enabling Smart Spaces with OSGi," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. , pp. 89-94, 2003.