Title: Transparent services selecting and loading with wearable devices

Authors: Lei Jing; Zixue Cheng; Yinghui Zhou; Junbo Wang

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, 965-8580, Japan. ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, 965-8580, Japan. ' Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, 965-8580, Japan. ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, 965-8580, Japan

Abstract: Several cutting-edge computing paradigms, like cloud computing (CC) and transparent computing (TC), advertise to decouple the connection between the software (service) and hardware (client). We further extend the client terminal from PC to wearable embedded devices with heterogeneous structure. Specifically, two key problems are discussed: how to seamlessly select proper service from the service pool; how to unobtrusively load the selected service onto target device. In this paper, transparent service selecting and loading architecture (TSSLA) is proposed to select the proper service from the service pool using dynamic context-matching method. Moreover, a new wireless on-demand program loading method is proposed to load the ready-to-run program onto the specific client, such as wearable embedded devices. The wireless program loading method of TSSLA is implemented to indicate the feasibility of the proposal. Finally, several challenging problems through the primitive research are discussed, which should be approached through multidisciplinary effort.

Keywords: cloud computing; transparent computing; context aware; over the air programming; OTAP; wearable devices; embedded devices; transparent services; service selection; service loading; wireless program loading.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2012.049767

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2012 Vol.1 No.4, pp.351 - 366

Available online: 14 Oct 2012

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