Title: Architecture of a Service-Enabled Sensing Platform for the Environment
Citation: SENSORS vol. 15 no. 2 p. 4470-4495
Publisher: MDPI AG
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC94733
ISSN: 1424-8220
URI: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/15/2/4470
DOI: 10.3390/s150204470
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Recent technological advancements have led to the production of arrays of miniaturized sensors, often embedded in existing multitasking devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and using a wide range of radio standards (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G cellular networks). Altogether, these technological evolutions coupled with the diffusion of ubiquitous Internet connectivity provide the base-line technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). The rapid increase of IoT devices is enabling the definition of new paradigms of data collection and introduces the concept of mobile crowd-sensing. In this respect, new sensing methodologies promise to extend the current understanding of the environment and social behaviors by leveraging citizen-contributed data for a wide range of applications. Environmental sensing can however only be successful if all the heterogeneous technologies and infrastructures work smoothly together. As a result, the interconnection and orchestration of devices is one of the central issues of the IoT paradigm. With this in mind, we propose an approach for improving the accessibility of observation data, based on interoperable standards and on-device web services.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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