Title: Architecting reconfigurable publish/subscribe applications for wireless sensor networks

Authors: Biao Dong; Jinhui Chen

Addresses: School of Computer and Software, Nanjing Institute of Industry Technology, Nanjing 210023, China ' School of Information and Control, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China

Abstract: This paper presents an approach, called LBS, for modelling and implementing the architecture of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) publish/subscribe (Pub/Sub) applications using a local broker subcomponent (LBS) model. Considering the reconfigurability of WSNs applications which is necessary for WSNs middleware, a graph-oriented local broker subcomponent (GOLBS) model is defined based on the LBS model by integrated WSNs middleware with Pub/Sub. Focusing on the evolution specification of reconfiguration and non-predefined dynamic reconfiguration, we define the notations of what is the GOLBS' graph grammars and GOLBS' graph, and show a derivative procedure. We design and implement a prototype system on GOLBS, called Pub/Sub-GOLBS. Performance evaluations imply that GOLBS can easily be constructed, while ensuring good reconfigurability.

Keywords: WSNs; wireless sensor networks; middleware; reconfigurable publish/subscribe; modelling; local broker subcomponent; LBS models; reconfigurability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2015.069587

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2015 Vol.17 No.4, pp.229 - 237

Available online: 26 May 2015 *

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