Semantic Information and Sensor Networks

TitleSemantic Information and Sensor Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKrishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Josh Pschorr
Conference NameSemantic Information and Sensor Networks

Embedded Networked Sensing involves untethered, networked devices tightly coupled to the physical world, to monitor and interact with it. Raw sensor observation can be annotated with semantic metadata to provide interpretation and context for it. In this paper, we discuss what, why and how of semantic sensor data and semantic sensor networks. Specifically, we explore (i) benefits of augmenting sensor data with semantics, (ii) domainspecific and spatio-temporal problems to be addressed, (iii) role of knowledge representation and reasoning (Semantic Web technology), and (iv) standardization efforts underway to make sensor-related data and sensor observations widely available.

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K. Thirunarayan, and J. K. Pschorr,Semantic Information and Sensor Networks,In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - ACM SAC 2009,March 2009.