Design and implementation of an architectural framework for web portals in a ubiquitous pervasive environment

Muhammad Taqi Raza, Seung Wha Yoo, Ki Hyung Kim, Seong Soon Joo, Wun Cheol Jeong

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Web Portals function as a single point of access to information on the World Wide Web (WWW). The web portal always contacts the portal's gateway for the information flow that causes network traffic over the Internet. Moreover, it provides real time/dynamic access to the stored information, but not access to the real time information. This inherent functionality of web portals limits their role for resource constrained digital devices in the Ubiquitous era (U-era). This paper presents a framework for the web portal in the U-era. We have introduced the concept of Local Regions in the proposed framework, so that the local queries could be solved locally rather than having to route them over the Internet. Moreover, our framework enables one-to-one device communication for real time information flow. To provide an in-depth analysis, firstly, we provide an analytical model for query processing at the servers for our framework-oriented web portal. At the end, we have deployed a testbed, as one of the world's largest IP based wireless sensor networks testbed, and real time measurements are observed that prove the efficacy and workability of the proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5201-5223
Number of pages23
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN)
  • Ubiquitous era (U-era)
  • Web portal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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