Maximizing the Business Value of Networked Embedded Systems through Process-Level Integration into Enterprise Software

Thursday, July 26, 2007

This paper was presented at The Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA2007), held in Birmingham (UK) on 26-27 July 2007.

Abstract: Building applications on resource-constrained networked embedded systems (the front-end) such as automation devices, (wireless) sensor networks etc, and integrating them into business processes of an enterprise (the back-end) is a complex, challenging task that has to be repeated for each combination of backend and front-end application. We argue that using modelling on top of service-oriented architecture in networked embedded systems simplifies application development and enables easy enterprise-wide integration by using executable escriptions of crosssystem business processes. We derive requirements for networked embedded systems, the communication points with enterprise software to support this model-driven software design, and directions for their implementation.


Patrik SpieƟ, Stamatis Karnouskos (SAP)

Version: Final
SOCRADES ICPCA 2007.pdf (352 Ko)