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The W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator group (the SSN-XG), as one of its activities, produced an OWL 2 ontology to describe sensors and observations the SSN ontology, available at http://purl.oclc.org/NET/ssnx/ssn. The SSN ontology can describe the capabilities of sensors, the measurement processes used and the resultant observations, and can be aligned(More)
The developed world is awash with sensors. However, they are typically locked into unimodal closed systems. To unleash their full potential, access to sensors should be opened such that their data and services can be integrated with data and services available in other information systems facilitating novel applications and services that are based on the(More)
The increasing convergence of the Internet as the global information backbone and embedded systems and sensors as key information providers on the state of the physical world to this backbone requires efficient design and implementation methodologies which do not exist to date. Currently, the development of applications spanning both worlds is cumbersome(More)
The developed world is awash with sensors. However, they are typically locked into unimodal closed systems. To unleash their full potential, access to sensors should be opened such that their data and services can be integrated with data and services available in other information systems facilitating novel applications and services that are based on the(More)
For the Internet of Things to finally become a reality, obstacles on different levels need to be overcome. This is especially true for the upcoming challenge of leaving the domain of technical experts and scientists. Devices need to connect to the Internet and be able to offer services. They have to announce and describe these services in(More)
The logging of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is becoming increasingly popular mainly thanks to wearable devices. Currently, most sensors used for ADLs logging are queried and filtered mainly by location and time. However, in an Internet of Things future, a query will return a large amount of sensor data. Therefore, existing approaches will not be(More)
With the proliferation of Smart Cities, more and more live data sources such as web cam feeds and physical sensor information are publicly accessible over the Web. However, these sources are typically decoupled from normal web sites, and are therefore not within the scope of traditional online search using Web search engines. In this paper, we focus on(More)
The Internet of Things (IoT) aims to integrate arbitrary things with the Internet. Sadly, the majority of things lacks of the ability to communicate which makes a direct integration with a communication network, i.e., the Internet, impossible. We overcome this limitation by introducing refined versions of Semantic Entities, i.e., Web representations of(More)