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Building an Eco-System of Embedded Devices for the Web of Things (S)

Status: Abgeschlossen

Recently the web experiences a new breath and is evolving from serving and connecting virtual documents together to connecting and serving things. Within the Web of Things project we explore the use of web patterns (e.g. REST, RSS, HTTP, etc.) to integrate sensors, actuators and embedded computers to the web.

To evaluate our approach we are currently building a rich eco-system of these devices (e.g Sun SPOTS, Ploggs Energy Meters, Chumby, Hackable routers and NAS, etc.) In this lab or semester project (which can also be extended to a thesis on request) you will be asked to contribute to building this eco-system both by writing software and deploying the hardware.

The The Energie Visible project (video) is an example of what we are currently deploying.


[1] Guinard, Dominique, and Vlad Trifa. Towards the Web of Things: Web Mashups for Embedded Devices. In Workshop on Mashups, Enterprise Mashups and Lightweight Composition on the Web (MEM 2009), in proceedings of WWW (International World Wide Web Conferences). Madrid, Spain, 2009.

[2] Erik Wilde. Putting Things to REST, UCB iSchool Report 2007-015, School of Information, UC Berkeley, 2007.

[3] Dominique Guinard, Vlad Trifa, Thomas Pham and Olivier Liechti. Towards Physical Mashups in the Web of Things. In International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, INSS 2009.

[4] Dominique Guinard, Markus Weiss, Vlad Trifa Are you Energy-Efficient? Sense it on the Web! Adjunct Proceedings of Pervasive 2009 (International Conference on Pervasive Computing). Nara, Japan, May 2009

Student/Bearbeitet von: Yuan Peng
Contact/Ansprechpartner: Dominique Guinard, Vlad Trifa

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