A Taxonomy-Driven Approach to Visually Prototyping Pervasive Computing Applications

Zoé Drey 1 Julien Mercadal 1 Charles Consel 1
1 Phoenix - Programming Language Technology For Communication Services
EA4136 - Handicap et système nerveux :Action, communication, interaction: rétablissement de la fonction et de la participation [Bordeaux], Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : Various forms of pervasive computing environments are be- ing deployed in an increasing number of areas including healthcare, home automation, and military. This evolution makes the development of pervasive computing applications challenging because it requires to manage a range of heterogeneous entities with a wide variety of functionalities. This paper presents Pantagruel, an approach to integrating a taxonomical description of a pervasive computing environment into a visual programming language. A taxonomy describes the relevant entities of a given pervasive computing area and serves as a parameter to a sensor controller-actuator development paradigm. The orchestration of areaspecific entities is supported by high-level constructs, customized with respect to taxonomical information. We have implemented a visual environment to develop taxonomies and orchestration rules. Furthermore, we have developed a compiler for Pantagruel and successfully used it for applications in various pervasive computing areas, such as home automation and building management.
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Zoé Drey, Julien Mercadal, Charles Consel. A Taxonomy-Driven Approach to Visually Prototyping Pervasive Computing Applications. 1st IFIP Working Conference on Domain-Specific Languages, Jul 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom. pp.78-99. ⟨inria-00403590⟩

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