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JSW 2011 Vol.6(4): 528-535 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.4.528-535

Advanced Sensor Network Software Deployment using Application-level Quality Goals

Wouter Horr´e1, Sam Michiels1, Wouter Joosen1, Danny Hughes2
1IBBT-Distrinet, Department of Computer Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
2Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China


Abstract—If we are to deploy sensor applications in a realistic business context, we must provide innovative middleware services to control and enforce required system behavior. Sensor application developers typically reason about required system behavior in terms of high-level quality goals. Due to the extreme dynamism, scale and unreliability of wireless sensor networks, managing these goals using contemporary software management techniques without support for high-level quality goals quickly becomes challenging. This paper presents QARI, a middleware service which addresses these management challenges by offering a simple yet flexible way to define, enforce, and maintain high-level quality goals for software deployment in wireless sensor networks. We have evaluated QARI using the LooCI component model on two sensor node platforms; results confirm that QARI enables quality aware software deployment for a single application as well as multiple applications, and even in the presence of node failure and mobility.

Index Terms—fault tolerance, large scale networks, management, middleware, quality awareness

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Cite: Wouter Horr´e, Sam Michiels, Wouter Joosen, Danny Hughes, "Advanced Sensor Network Software Deployment using Application-level Quality Goals," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 528-535, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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