Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Middleware Architecture

Mehdia Ajana El Khaddar

École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes (ENSIAS)

A pioneering researcher in Middleware Architecture for RFID Applications, WSNs, and IoT, appointed as the best reviewer by International Journals and proofreading/editing Companies, holder of the "Best Paper Awards" at many recognized International Conferences for papers related to her research subject.


Design Pattern Middleware Architecture Design Applications Standards Service Oriented Architecture Middleware Heterogeneity Enabling Technologies RFID Security Privacy Cloud Computing Distributed Systems

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Middleware refers to the distributed software layer that bridges the gap and removes impediments between the heterogeneous hardware platforms and the backend applications requirements. It serves as an intermediate layer providing common services and programming abstractions, and hiding the low-level management of the connected hardware. With the recent advances in distributed systems and enabling technologies such as RFID, WSNs, IoT, IoE, Could Computing, context-aware pervasive computing, ubiquitous computing, etc., middleware design and development has become a necessity taking an increasing importance. A dedicated middleware solution is required for managing and monitoring the different hardware devices, as well as processing dynamically generated high volumes of data, applying contextual rules before disseminating these data to the different connected backend applications, supporting rapid applications development, and also targeting the security, privacy and other issues both at the hardware and applications levels.

This book will provide a holistic view about the different design patterns and reference models used in middleware architectures in general, followed by a description of specific middleware architectures dedicated to the use of the different emerging technologies.

The aim of this book is to approach middleware systems from an architecture perspective and to cover the middleware design and implementation challenges related to each application field. This book therefore intends to provide a comprehensive body of knowledge for the benefit of middleware systems’ designers and developers in different application areas, and to bring together in one place important and up-to-date contributions in this fast moving research area.

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Date completed: November 25th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 21st 2021

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Review results due: May 12th 2021

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Expected publication date: July 11th 2021

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About the editor

Mehdia Ajana El Khaddar

École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes (ENSIAS)

Dr. Ajana El Khaddar obtained her PhD in Computer Science from ENSIAS School in Rabat, Morocco (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes) and both her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Networks from Alakhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (AUI). Her research fields include, but are not limited to, the following: RFID, Middleware Design, Wireless Sensor Networks, Pervasive Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Context-Awareness, Policy-based Systems, Ontologies, IoT, IoE, IoNT, etc.

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