A Framework for Supporting the Configuration and Automatic Integration of Heterogeneous Location Sensors

  • Yoo Chul Chung
  • Yangwoo Ko
  • Youngrock Cha
  • Dongman Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4761)


We propose a framework that supports user-friendly configuration of a new location sensor system and its integration with a location manager. The proposed framework abstracts the diversity of heterogeneous sensor technologies using adapters that provide a common interface to the location manager. Configuration of a location sensor system requires information provided by the vendor of the location sensor system, so we propose a configuration protocol with which a newly deployed location sensor system can provide and obtain configuration options and parameters. An integration protocol is proposed as well so that a newly deployed sensing system can be integrated as part of an existing location manager. In order to verify the efficiency of the proposed framework, we measured configuration time with our framework and against manual configuration. Experimental results show that the proposed framework reduces configuration time significantly.


location management location service location sensors configuration integration coordinate mapping transformation matrix adapter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoo Chul Chung
    • 1
  • Yangwoo Ko
    • 1
  • Youngrock Cha
    • 1
  • Dongman Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Information and Communications UniversityKorea

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