CACIP: A Pattern for Interfacing Components in a Context-Aware Mobile Environment

S.M. Zuma and M.O. Adigun (South Africa)


Information bus, Pattern, Context-Awareness, Inter component communication


This paper presents the development of the Context Aware Component Interfacing Pattern, CACIP, aimed at contributing to current developments in distributed inter component communication and collaboration in mobile wireless environment, as well as fault-tolerant producer consumer interaction. CACIP derives from the component bus and the component glue patterns as standard solutions to robust producer-consumer interaction in a mobile wireless environment. Communication between the participating components is managed by a common data structure referred to as the information bus. To showcase usefulness of the pattern, a prototype of an example service was implemented which was subsequently used as a testbed when evaluating the performance of the proposed scheme. The results from this exercise are also presented.

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