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Sensors 2009, 9(4), 2661-2681; doi:10.3390/s90402661

Discovery Mechanisms for the Sensor Web

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Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Institute for Geoinformatics, Weseler Straße 253, 48151 Münster, Germany
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Received: 5 March 2009 / Revised: 7 April 2009 / Accepted: 15 April 2009 / Published: 16 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Workshop Sensing A Changing World)
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This paper addresses the discovery of sensors within the OGC Sensor Web Enablement framework. Whereas services like the OGC Web Map Service or Web Coverage Service are already well supported through catalogue services, the field of sensor networks and the according discovery mechanisms is still a challenge. The focus within this article will be on the use of existing OGC Sensor Web components for realizing a discovery solution. After discussing the requirements for a Sensor Web discovery mechanism, an approach will be presented that was developed within the EU funded project “OSIRIS”. This solution offers mechanisms to search for sensors, exploit basic semantic relationships, harvest sensor metadata and integrate sensor discovery into already existing catalogues.
Keywords: Sensor Networks; Sensor Web Enablement (SWE); Sensor Discovery Sensor Networks; Sensor Web Enablement (SWE); Sensor Discovery
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Jirka, S.; Bröring, A.; Stasch, C. Discovery Mechanisms for the Sensor Web. Sensors 2009, 9, 2661-2681.

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