TinySOS: Design and implementation of interoperable and tiny web service for the internet of things

Mohammad Ali Jazayeri, Chih Yuan Huang, Steve H.L. Liang

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Abstract

Monitoring the environment is critical for scientists to understand the environmental dynamics. However, the traditional monitoring systems such as sensor networks are usually labor-intensive and complicated to deploy. As the concept of citizen sensing has been proposed to include volunteers into the environmental monitoring systems, a key to realize the citizen sensing vision is to empower citizens with the low-cost and easy-to-use sensing devices. In this paper, we focus on two technologies that have the potential to realize the citizen sensing vision: the Internet of Things (IoT) and the world-wide sensor web. In order to address the issues from the decentralized and heterogeneous nature of IoT devices and sensors, we propose the TinySOS service, a tiny web server hosting a light-weight profile of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Sensor Observation Service (SOS). By hosting open standard sensor web services on the IoT devices, not only the devices become self-describable, self-contained, and interoperable, but also the collected observations are accessible via the Internet as soon as they are measured. In this case, the sensor web can provide real-time sensor data streams in a much higher spatial and temporal resolution, which consequently allows scientists to observe phenomena that were previously unobservable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSWE 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement
Pages39-46
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement, SWE 2012 - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 20126 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Conference

Conference1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement, SWE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period6/11/126/11/12

Keywords

  • Internet of things (iot)
  • Interoperability
  • Ogc swe
  • Sensor web

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