Web services on embedded devices

Daniel Schall, Marco Aiello, Schahram Dustdar

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The capabilities of embedded devices such as smart-phones are steadily increasing and provide the great flexibility of data access and collaboration while being mobile. From the distributed computing point of view, fundamental issues in mobile computing include heterogeneity in terms of varying device capabilities (i.e., operating systems and various hardware platforms), performance characteristics and real-time behavior, and the ability to discover and interact with peers seamlessly. Web services are a family of XML based protocols to achieve interoperability among loosely coupled networked applications. We propose the use of Web services on embedded devices in order to solve interoperability issues in distributed mobile systems. We discuss various toolkits available for embedded devices and investigate performance characteristics of embedded Web services on smartphones. Our goal is to guide the design of Web services based applications on mobile devices, and provide estimates of performance that can be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1614107
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Web Information Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Mobile devices
  • Performance study
  • Pervasive computing
  • Web services


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