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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 24046-24097; doi:10.3390/s141224046

A Survey of Middleware for Sensor and Network Virtualization

UTM-MIMOS Centre of Excellence in Telecommunication Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Received: 2 September 2014 / Revised: 1 December 2014 / Accepted: 2 December 2014 / Published: 12 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is leading to a new paradigm of Internet of Everything (IoE). WSNs have a wide range of applications but are usually deployed in a particular application. However, the future of WSNs lies in the aggregation and allocation of resources, serving diverse applications. WSN virtualization by the middleware is an emerging concept that enables aggregation of multiple independent heterogeneous devices, networks, radios and software platforms; and enhancing application development. WSN virtualization, middleware can further be categorized into sensor virtualization and network virtualization. Middleware for WSN virtualization poses several challenges like efficient decoupling of networks, devices and software. In this paper efforts have been put forward to bring an overview of the previous and current middleware designs for WSN virtualization, the design goals, software architectures, abstracted services, testbeds and programming techniques. Furthermore, the paper also presents the proposed model, challenges and future opportunities for further research in the middleware designs for WSN virtualization. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensor virtualization; network virtualization; middleware design; WSN sensor virtualization; network virtualization; middleware design; WSN
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Khalid, Z.; Fisal, N.; Rozaini, M. A Survey of Middleware for Sensor and Network Virtualization. Sensors 2014, 14, 24046-24097.

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