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Sun J, Tenhunen J & Sauvola J (2003)
CME: a middleware architecture for network-aware adaptive applications.
Proc. 14th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Beijing, China, 1:839 - 843.
Network QoS parameters experience great fluctuations during the execution of network
applications. Especially in mobile and pervasive computing environments the variation
becomes more serious. Applications need to adapt their functions to the changing network
status. Moreover, an enhanced software platform is necessary to provide adaptive network
management services to upper software components. This paper proposes CME, a middleware
architecture for service adaptation based on network awareness. CME is structured as the
software platform both to provide network awareness to applications and to manage
network resources in an adaptive fashion. The overall architecture of CME framework is
descried. Core components include connection monitor, policy manager and connection
controller. Adaptation mechanisms are introduced in detail.
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