Benedikt Ostermaier

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The upcoming deployment of vehicular ad-hoc networks does not only facilitate novel telematics applications, but also poses strong requirements on security. Especially the adoption of active safety applications may raise new threats to road safety if security issues are not properly handled, thus thwarting their initial purpose. In this paper, a special(More)
The increasing penetration of the real world with embedded and globally networked sensors leads to the formation of the Internet of Things, offering global online access to the current state of the real world. We argue that on top of this realtime data, a Web of Things is needed, a software infrastructure that allows the construction of applications(More)
Numerous applications of car-to-car communication (C2C) are currently believed to have great potential to improve traffic safety, comfort and throughput. However, the effects that are hoped for, have not yet been clearly analyzed. This article describes our work to quantify the possible benefits of car-to-car communication. The means we are using is a(More)
Unlike traditional networked embedded systems, the Internet of Things interconnects heterogeneous devices from various manufacturers with diverse functionalities. To foster the emergence of novel applications, this vast infrastructure requires a common application layer. As a single global standard for all device types and application domains is(More)
The increasing penetration of the real world with embedded and globally networked sensors enables the formation of a Web of Things (WoT), where high-level state information derived from sensors is embedded into Web representations of real-world entities (e.g. places, objects). A key service for the WoT is searching for entities which exhibit a certain(More)
In this paper we present a special simulation environment, used to analyze the effects of a real-time vehicle-to-vehicle warning-message distribution application on road traffic. For the realization of this environment, a coupling concept for coupling a traffic and a network simulator has been developed and implemented. Besides the simulation environment(More)
The assessment of environmental pollution levels is a complex and expensive task that public administration and often also private entities are willing or forced to take over. Focusing on the assessment of environmental noise pollution in urban areas, we provide qualitative considerations and experimental results to show the feasibility of wireless sensor(More)
Recent work in the field of wireless sensing networks shows that cheap sensing platforms like wireless sensor nodes or mobile phones can be used, or “misued”, for monitoring environmental pollution levels. In particular, several authors dedicated their attention to the problem of the assessment of environmental noise levels in urban environments, a complex(More)
We present WebPlug, a framework for the emerging Web of Things. It consists of several building blocks which ease integration of things, including their sensors and actuators with the Web. For example, WebPlug supports versioning of and eventing for arbitrary Web resources, like sensor readings, thus simplifying the process of creating physical mash-ups.(More)
We present first experiences of using programmable low-power WiFi modules for connecting things directly to the Web. Instead of relying on dedicated low-power radio technology and specialized protocols, we leverage the ubiquity of IEEE 802.11 access points and the interoperability of the HTTP protocol. Using a loosely coupled approach, we enable seamless(More)