Computational models, programming languages and algorithms for sensor networks: Towards a paradigm shift in computer science (summary)

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Abstract

Physical devices are increasingly regulated by embedded computers rather than analog controllers. Embedded computers are essentially computational engines capable of sensing the environment, actuating physical devices, carrying out data analysis and planning actions. Embedded computers can thus enable machines to become intelligent and autonomous. The next technological revolution will follow from the ability of intelligent machines to network with other intelligent machines and with humans. As Cyberspace permeates physical space, networks of autonomous machines will serve human needs proactively, not merely reactively. The key technology which will facilitate the development of such systems is sensor networks. software agents, and adaptive middleware. The paper discusses the nature of algorithms required for sensor networks, a computational model and programming language for building and reasoning applications on such networks, and argues the utility of a programming model based on agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Thirteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, TIME 2006
Pages2-3
Number of pages2
Volume2006 II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventIEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 7 2006

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period6/5/066/7/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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