Title: A ubiquitous communication architecture integrating transparent UPnP and REST APIs

Authors: Hiro Gabriel Cerqueira Ferreira; Edna Dias Canedo; Rafael Timóteo De Sousa Junior

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Department, University of Brasília, UnB, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília, DF, 70.910-900, Brazil ' Electrical Engineering Department, University of Brasília, UnB, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília, DF, 70.910-900, Brazil ' Electrical Engineering Department, University of Brasília, UnB, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília, DF, 70.910-900, Brazil

Abstract: This paper proposes a ubiquitous middleware architecture enabling end devices to be easily used through software services. These services are available to end applications in a transparent and extensible manner using UPnP or a REST API. Internal modules are interconnected by ZigBee, which allows a mesh and auto reconfigurable internal network. Arduino is used to interconnect end devices to the middleware, allowing easy integration of devices by reading their state and executing actions on them.

Keywords: pervasiveness enablement architecture; context-aware middleware; event monitoring; device control; representational state transfer; REST API; universal plug and play; UPnP API; ubiquitous communication architecture; ZigBee; Arduino.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2014.063816

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2014 Vol.6 No.2/3, pp.188 - 197

Available online: 22 Jul 2014 *

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