2008 32nd Annual IEEE Software Engineering Workshop (2008)
Oct. 15, 2008 to Oct. 16, 2008
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SEW.2008.7
The development of location and context-aware applications is greatly facilitated by the use of context-provisioning middleware. However, development of such applications still remains a challenge from the point of view of software engineering. In this paper we present MoCA, a service-oriented middleware architecture that supports the development and deployment of distributed context-aware applications for mobile users. Besides explaining its main services and APIs, we discuss in which ways the MoCA architecture supports some well-known software engineering principles that apply to the design and implementation of context-aware applications. Furthermore, we give an overview of its usage and present the most notable prototype applications that have been developed on the top of MoCA.
Middleware, Context-aware Computing, Location-Based Applications
M. Malcher, J. Viterbo, M. Endler, R. Rocha, G. Baptista and V. Sacramento, "A Middleware Architecture for Context-Aware and Location-Based Mobile Applications," 2008 32nd Annual IEEE Software Engineering Workshop(SEW), Kassandra, Greece, 2008, pp. 52-61.