Soft Computing

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 2005–2013

A semantics-based approach to multi-source heterogeneous information fusion in the internet of things

Methodologies and Application

DOI: 10.1007/s00500-015-1899-7

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Wang, F., Hu, L., Zhou, J. et al. Soft Comput (2017) 21: 2005. doi:10.1007/s00500-015-1899-7
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Abstract

Multi-source heterogeneous information fusion in the Internet of Things (IoT) is a type of information processing that attempts to provide a comprehensive, timely and accurate perception and feedback relative to physical things. Traditional multi-sensor data fusion can deal with the same type of data effectively. However, as new characteristics emerge in the IoT, interoperable service-oriented technologies are required to share real-world data among heterogeneous devices to integrate and fuse the multi-source heterogeneous IoT data. To address these issues, an architecture that can provide guidance for the development of IoT information fusion is required. We compare features of IoT data and information with an existing wireless sensor network and the Internet, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the first comparison of this kind. Then, we design a framework for multi-source heterogeneous information fusion in the IoT and use an experimental simulation platform to build an environmental monitoring system to assess the framework.

Keywords

Internet of things Heterogeneous information fusion  Semantic sensor network 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
European Framework Program (FP7)
  • FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
National Natural Science Foundation of China (CN)
  • 61073009
National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 61103197
National High Tech R&D Program 863 of China
  • 2011AA010101
National Sci-Tech Support Plan of China
  • 2014BAH02F03
National Sci-Tech Major Projects of China
  • No. SinoProbe-09-01-03
National Sci-Tech Major Projects of China
  • 2012ZX01039-004-04-3
Key Sci-Tech Program of Jilin Province of China
  • 2011ZDGG007
Key Sci-Tech Program of Jilin Province of China
  • 20150204035GX
Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities of China
  • JCKY-QKJC46
Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities of China
  • 2412015KJ005

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Wang
    • 1
  • Liang Hu
    • 1
  • Jin Zhou
    • 2
  • Jiejun Hu
    • 1
  • Kuo Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.College of Information Science and TechnologyBohai UniversityJinzhouChina

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