Title: Sens-ation: a service-oriented platform for developing sensor-based infrastructures

Authors: Tom Gross, Tareg Egla, Nicolai Marquardt

Addresses: Faculty of Media, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. ' Faculty of Media, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. ' Faculty of Media, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany

Abstract: Context-aware systems use sensors in order to analyse their environment and to adapt their behaviour. We have designed and developed Sens-ation, an open and generic service-oriented platform, which provides powerful, yet easy-to-use, tools to software developers who want to develop context-aware, sensor-based infrastructures. The service-oriented paradigm of Sens-ation enables standardised communication within individual infrastructures, between infrastructures and their sensors, but also among distributed infrastructures. On a whole, Sens-ation facilitates the development allowing developers to concentrate on the semantics of their infrastructures, and to develop innovative concepts and implementations of context-aware systems.

Keywords: service-oriented platform; sensor-based infrastructures; ubiquitous computing; computer-supported cooperative work; CSCW; sensors; context-aware systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2006.009741

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.159 - 167

Published online: 08 May 2006 *

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