Enterprise Integration of Smart Objects using Semantic Service Descriptions

Thoma, Matthias; Braun, Torsten; Magerkurth, Carsten (4 April 2014). Enterprise Integration of Smart Objects using Semantic Service Descriptions. In: IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2014) (pp. 3426-3431). IEEE 10.1109/WCNC.2014.6953133

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Integrating physical objects (smart objects) and enterprise IT systems is still a labor intensive, mainly manual task done by domain experts. On one hand, enterprise IT backend systems are based on service oriented architectures (SOA) and driven by business rule engines or business process execution engines. Smart objects on the other hand are often programmed at very low levels. In this paper we describe an approach that makes the integration of smart objects with such backends systems easier. We introduce semantic endpoint descriptions based on Linked USDL. Furthermore, we show how different communication patterns can be integrated into these endpoint descriptions. The strength of our endpoint descriptions is that they can be used to automatically create REST or SOAP endpoints for enterprise systems, even if which they are not able to talk to the smart objects directly. We evaluate our proposed solution with CoAP, UDP and 6LoWPAN, as we anticipate the industry converge towards these standards. Nonetheless, our approach also allows easy integration with backend systems, even if no standardized protocol is used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
UniBE Contributor: Braun, Torsten
Subjects: 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
Publisher: IEEE
Language: English
Submitter: Jonnahtan Eduardo Saltarin de Arco
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 07:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 11:19
Publisher DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2014.6953133
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.40205
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40205

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