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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 4470-4495;

Architecture of a Service-Enabled Sensing Platform for the Environment

Scientific/Technical Project Officer at European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit. Via E. Fermi, Ispra 2749 I-21027, Italy
North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH, Martin-Luther-King-Weg 24 48155 Münster, Germany
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 17 November 2014 / Revised: 29 January 2015 / Accepted: 4 February 2015 / Published: 13 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things)
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Recent technological advancements have led to the production of arrays of miniaturized sensors, often embedded in existing multitasking devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and using a wide range of radio standards (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G cellular networks). Altogether, these technological evolutions coupled with the diffusion of ubiquitous Internet connectivity provide the base-line technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). The rapid increase of IoT devices is enabling the definition of new paradigms of data collection and introduces the concept of mobile crowd-sensing. In this respect, new sensing methodologies promise to extend the current understanding of the environment and social behaviors by leveraging citizen-contributed data for a wide range of applications. Environmental sensing can however only be successful if all the heterogeneous technologies and infrastructures work smoothly together. As a result, the interconnection and orchestration of devices is one of the central issues of the IoT paradigm. With this in mind, we propose an approach for improving the accessibility of observation data, based on interoperable standards and on-device web services. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental sensing; interoperability of sensor devices; Internet of Things; INSPIRE; RaspberryPI; OGC; Sensor Observation Service environmental sensing; interoperability of sensor devices; Internet of Things; INSPIRE; RaspberryPI; OGC; Sensor Observation Service
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Kotsev, A.; Pantisano, F.; Schade, S.; Jirka, S. Architecture of a Service-Enabled Sensing Platform for the Environment. Sensors 2015, 15, 4470-4495.

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