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The paper describes the approach for modelling and using semantic descriptions of devices in the HYDRA project middleware (" HYDRA: Networked Embedded System Middleware for Heterogeneous Physical Devices in a Distributed Architecture ") funded within the FP6 IST Programme). The concept of semantic device is introduced and the main use cases for semantic(More)
Smart cities advocate future environments where sensor pervasiveness, data delivery and exchange, and information mash-up enable better support of every aspect of (social) life in human settlements. As this vision matures, evolves and is shaped against several application scenarios, and adoption perspectives, a common need for scalable, pervasive, flexible(More)
Modern Information and Communication Technologies are definitely a key factor to develop the green and sustainable applications that the so-called "smart city" needs. Effective management of resources, gathering and interpreting data as well as ecological considerations are prerequisites to turn such a vision into reality. The European FP7 project DIMMER(More)
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