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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 12026-12051; doi:10.3390/s120912026
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Using SWE Standards for Ubiquitous Environmental Sensing: A Performance Analysis

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Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 20 August 2012 / Accepted: 22 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
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Abstract: Although smartphone applications represent the most typical data consumer tool from the citizen perspective in environmental applications, they can also be used for in-situ data collection and production in varied scenarios, such as geological sciences and biodiversity. The use of standard protocols, such as SWE, to exchange information between smartphones and sensor infrastructures brings benefits such as interoperability and scalability, but their reliance on XML is a potential problem when large volumes of data are transferred, due to limited bandwidth and processing capabilities on mobile phones. In this article we present a performance analysis about the use of SWE standards in smartphone applications to consume and produce environmental sensor data, analysing to what extent the performance problems related to XML can be alleviated by using alternative uncompressed and compressed formats.
Keywords: sensor web; environmental modelling; smartphone applications; performance modelling; sensor web enablement; XML; EXI; JSON sensor web; environmental modelling; smartphone applications; performance modelling; sensor web enablement; XML; EXI; JSON
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Tamayo, A.; Granell, C.; Huerta, J. Using SWE Standards for Ubiquitous Environmental Sensing: A Performance Analysis. Sensors 2012, 12, 12026-12051.

AMA Style

Tamayo A, Granell C, Huerta J. Using SWE Standards for Ubiquitous Environmental Sensing: A Performance Analysis. Sensors. 2012; 12(9):12026-12051.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tamayo, Alain; Granell, Carlos; Huerta, Joaquín. 2012. "Using SWE Standards for Ubiquitous Environmental Sensing: A Performance Analysis." Sensors 12, no. 9: 12026-12051.



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