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Views from the coalface: chemo-sensors, sensor networks and the semantic sensor web

Hayes, Jer and O'Connor, Edel and Cleary, John and Kolar, Harry and McCarthy, Robert and Tynan, Richard and O'Hare, Gregory M.P. and Smeaton, Alan F. and O'Connor, Noel E. and Diamond, Dermot (2009) Views from the coalface: chemo-sensors, sensor networks and the semantic sensor web. In: SemSensWeb 2009 - 1st International Workshop on the Semantic Sensor Web, 1 June 2009, Crete, Greece.

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Currently millions of sensors are being deployed in sensor networks across the world. These networks generate vast quantities of heterogeneous data across various levels of spatial and temporal granularity. Sensors range from single-point in situ sensors to remote satellite sensors which can cover the globe. The semantic sensor web in principle should allow for the unification of the web with the real-word. In this position paper, we discuss the major challenges to this unification from the perspective of sensor developers (especially chemo-sensors) and integrating sensors data in real-world deployments. These challenges include: (1) identifying the quality of the data; (2) heterogeneity of data sources and data transport methods; (3) integrating data streams from different sources and modalities (esp. contextual information), and (4) pushing intelligence to the sensor level.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:environmental sensor networks; chemo-sensors; metadata standards; sensor intelligence;
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Engineering > Environmental engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
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Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1147
ID Code:4621
Deposited On:17 Jun 2009 13:57 by Jer Hayes. Last Modified 10 Feb 2017 13:55

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