Emergent middleware: Tackling the interoperability problem

Gordon Blair*, Paul Grace

*Corresponding author for this work

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Are we facing a second software crisis, brought about by increasing complexity in distributed systems? When faced with extreme heterogeneity, we must rethink solutions to traditional systems problems. Here, the authors advocate a new style of emergent middleware to tackle the interoperability problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6123702
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2012


  • emergent middleware
  • interoperability
  • pervasive computing


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