Chapter 5. Middleware. Middleware. Software: in context of smart environment Software to provide services to facilitate Rapid development Ease of integration Improved reliability Increased scalability Lies between applications software & platform
* Provide a working knowledge base *
See Figure 5.1, pg. 104
What are the communications requirements?
Numerous middleware initiatives & support
World Wide Web Consortium (WSC) - a leader
Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)