In this paper, a modification of the protocol stack of the device profile for web services (DPWS) is proposed which can be applied in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) that comply with the IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) architecture. The modification is based on a new format for the DPWS message exchanges without prohibiting the… (More)
This paper proposes an advanced middleware solution to the problem of integrating a Wireless Sensor Network into the information system of an enterprise at a high abstraction level. This is achieved by using the proposed middleware which provides to the wireless sensors a Service Oriented Architecture connection to the Internet. The proposed middleware is… (More)
This paper proposes an advanced two-part middleware solution to the problem of integrating resource constrained devices located in the field of factory automation, such as Wireless Sensor Networks, into an enterprise information system. These networks seem to present the most difficult part to be integrated into such information systems. The first part of… (More)
We present the main properties of ferroelectricity, with emphasis given to a specific family of hydrated ferroelectric crystals, which can serve as model systems for corresponding configurations in biology like the microtubules. An experimental method is described, which allows to establish the ferroelectric property of microtubules in suspension.
The advances in the wearable devices and Artificial Intelligence domains highlight the need for ICT systems that aim in the improvement of human's quality of life. In this paper we present the sleeping tracking component of an activity and sleeping tracking system. We present the sleep quality assessment based on EEG processing and support vector machines… (More)
A fuzzy rule-based and energy-efficient method for estimating the free size of parking places in smart cities is proposed. In particular, the estimation is the output value of a fuzzy inference system (FIS) which was implemented on each wireless sensor mote (WSM) of a wireless sensor network (WSN) placed in the ground below the parking places and it was… (More)
The benefits of utilizing service oriented architectures (SOA) in industrial automation are well recognized. Nevertheless these architectures imply connection establishments and message exchanges with a large amount of overhead which is inappropriate when considering the real time characteristics of an industrial application. Furthermore, wireless sensor… (More)
This paper compares two supervised learning algorithms for predicting the sleep stages based on the human brain activity. The first step of the presented work regards feature extraction from real human electroencephalography (EEG) data together with its corresponding sleep stages that are utilized for training a support vector machine (SVM), and a fuzzy… (More)