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Semantic Sensor Net: An Extensible Framework

  • Lionel M. Ni
  • Yanmin Zhu
  • Jian Ma
  • Minglu Li
  • Qiong Luo
  • Yunhao Liu
  • S. C. Cheung
  • Qiang Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3619)

Abstract

Existing approaches for sensor networks suffer from a number of critical drawbacks. First, homogeneous deployments have been commonly assumed, but in practice multiple deployments of sensor nets and heterogeneity of sensor networks are a serious problem. Second, existing approaches are very application-dependent and engineering-oriented. Third, there has been little standard available for WSNs. These drawbacks have significantly limited the further development of sensor networks. To overcome these critical drawbacks, we propose an extensive framework: Semantic Sensor Net (SSN). In brief, a semantic sensor net is a heterogeneous sensor network which enables dynamic tagging of semantic information to sensory data to allow more efficient and systematic monitoring and handling of the environmental dynamics to provide demanded services.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel M. Ni
    • 1
  • Yanmin Zhu
    • 1
  • Jian Ma
    • 1
  • Minglu Li
    • 2
  • Qiong Luo
    • 1
  • Yunhao Liu
    • 1
  • S. C. Cheung
    • 1
  • Qiang Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiP.R. China

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