A semantically enabled service architecture for mashups over streaming and stored data

Alasdair J G Gray, Raul Garcia-Castro, Kostis Kyzirakos, Manos Karpathiotakis, Jean-Paul Calbimonte, Kevin Page, Jason Sadler, Alex Frazer, Ixent Galpin, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Norman W Paton, Oscar Corcho, Manolis Koubarakis, David De Roure, Kirk Martinez, Asuncion Gomez-Perez

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Sensing devices are increasingly being deployed to monitor the physical world around us. One class of application for which sensor data is pertinent is environmental decision support systems, e. g. flood emergency response. However, in order to interpret the readings from the sensors, the data needs to be put in context through correlation with other sensor readings, sensor data histories, and stored data, as well as juxtaposing with maps and forecast models. In this paper we use a flood emergency response planning application to identify requirements for a semantic sensor web. We propose a generic service architecture to satisfy the requirements that uses semantic annotations to support well-informed interactions between the services. We present the SemSorGrid4Env realisation of the architecture and illustrate its capabilities in the context of the example application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semanic Web: Research and Applications
Subtitle of host publication8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2011, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 – June 2, 2011, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsGrigoris Antoniou, Marko Grobelnik, Elena Simperl, Bijan Parsia, Dimitris Plexousakis, Pieter DeLeenheer, Jeff Pan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642210648
ISBN (Print)9783642210631
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event8th Extended Semantic Web Conference - Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20112 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference8th Extended Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleESWC 2011


  • Sensor web architecture
  • semantic sensor networks
  • sensor network ontology
  • mashups
  • use case


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