Reprogramming embedded systems at run-time

Richard Oliver, Adriana Wilde, Ed Zaluska

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The dynamic re-programming of embedded systems is a long-standing problem in the field. With the advent of wireless sensor networks and the 'Internet of Things' it has now become necessary to be able to reprogram at run-time due to the difficulty of gaining access to such systems once deployed. The issues of power consumption, flexibility, and operating system protections are examined for a range of approaches, and a critical comparison is given. A combination of approaches is recommended for the implementation of real-world systems and areas where further work is required are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2014
Event8th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2014 -, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20144 Sept 2014
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2014
Abbreviated titleICST
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Energy consumption
  • Programming
  • Runtime
  • Wireless sensor networks


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