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Cloud Connectivity and Embedded Sensory Systems by: Lambert Spaanenburg Hendrik Spaanenburg Sensory systems are meant to create awareness in space and time. They may be measuring the presence of an object or a condition, characterizing an object stream or a situational pattern, or even detect abnormalities that are to occur. This book provides new theory on the design of wireless sensor networks, based on concepts developed for large-scale, distributed computing environments known as “clouds.” It provides a single-source entry into the world of intelligent sensory systems, with a step-by-step discussion of building case studies that capture the requirements, taking into account practical limitations of creating ambient intelligence. The reader will not only achieve a better understanding of sensory clouds, but is also guided by examples of how to design such networks, taking the typical characteristics of diverse application areas into account. •Offers readers a single-source entry into the world of cloud-centric, embedded intelligent sensory systems; •Presents sensory networks in the context of “cloud computing”; •Promotes the notion of migrating software on virtualized hardware; •Emphasizes the role of redundant network communication and computation to optimize safety and security; •Distinguishes between cloud, swarm and flock computing, in order to make the extended network more intelligent and therefore less dependent on the quality of the individual sensors.
Cloud computing Distributed computing Embedded Sensor Networks Embedded Systems Intelligent Sensor Networks USN Unattended sensor networks