Environment server: A system support for adaptive distributed applications

Tatsuo Nakajima, Hiroyuki Aizu, Masaru Kobayashi, Kenji Shimamoto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


Various new types of applications can be available in future computing environments such as mobile computing environments and ubiquitous computing environments. The applications may change our daily life dramatically since computers can be embedded in our daily necessaries such as televisions, microwaves, cameras, and air conditioners. In these environments, computing environments can be changed dramatically, and applications may be migrated among computers that have drastically different hardware configurations. Therefore, these applications should be adapted to various computing environments that may have dramatically different characteristics for their efficient executions, and the adaptation requires that the applications can access information about computing environments through a uniform interface. In this paper, we propose an environment server that is important as a basic infrastructure for building adaptive applications for future computing environments. The environment server manages various information about computing environments in an integrated fashion, and applications can access these information through its well defined interface. This makes it possible to build adaptive applications with a systematic framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorldwide Computing and Its Applications – WWCA 1998 - 2nd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsYoshifumi Masunaga, Takuya Katayama, Michiharu Tsukamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540642161, 9783540642169
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Worldwide Computing and Its Applications, WWCA 1998 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 1998 Mar 41998 Mar 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Worldwide Computing and Its Applications, WWCA 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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