Towards Adaptive Flow Programming for the IoT: The Fluidware Approach

Franco Zambonelli, Mirko Viroli, Giancarlo Fortino, Barbara Re
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)  
The objective of this position paper is to present Fluidware, a proposal towards an innovative programming model for the IoT, conceived to ease the development of flexible and robust large-scale IoT services and applications. The key innovative idea of Fluidware is to abstract collectives of devices of the IoT fabric as sources, digesters, and targets of distributed "flows" of contextualized events, carrying information about data produced and actuating commands. Accordingly, programming
more » ... s and applications implies declaratively specifying "funnel processes" to channel, elaborate, and re-direct such flows in a fully-distributed way, as a means to coordinate the activities of devices and realize services and applications. The potential applicability of Fluidware and its expected advantages are exemplified via example in the area of ambient assisted living.
doi:10.1109/percomw.2019.8730736 dblp:conf/percom/ZambonelliVFR19 fatcat:igbz3pnbajd3xk5qjhgpuyeg2e