Towards the Safe Programming of Wireless Sensor Networks

Francisco Martins
(University of Lisbon)
Luís Lopes
(University of Porto)
João Barros
(University of Porto)

Sensor networks are rather challenging to deploy, program, and debug. Current programming languages for these platforms suffer from a significant semantic gap between their specifications and underlying implementations. This fact precludes the development of (type-)safe applications, which would potentially simplify the task of programming and debugging deployed networks. In this paper we define a core calculus for programming sensor networks and propose to use it as an assembly language for developing type-safe, high-level programming languages.

In Alastair R. Beresford and Simon Gay: Proceedings Second International Workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency and Communication-cEntric Software (PLACES 2009), York, UK, 22nd March 2009, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 17, pp. 49–62.
Published: 6th February 2010.

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