Integration of WSNs into enterprise systems based on semantic physical business entities

Thoma, Matthias; Sperner, Klaus; Braun, Torsten; Magerkurth, Carsten (13 November 2013). Integration of WSNs into enterprise systems based on semantic physical business entities. In: Wireless Days (WD), 2013 IFIP. Valencia, Spain. 13-15 Nov. 2013. 10.1109/WD.2013.6686525

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Internet of Things based systems are anticipated to gain widespread use in industrial applications. Standardization efforts, like 6L0WPAN and the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) have made the integration of wireless sensor nodes possible using Internet technology and web-like access to data (RESTful service access). While there are still some open issues, the interoperability problem in the lower layers can now be considered solved from an enterprise software vendors' point of view. One possible next step towards integration of real-world objects into enterprise systems and solving the corresponding interoperability problems at higher levels is to use semantic web technologies. We introduce an abstraction of real-world objects, called Semantic Physical Business Entities (SPBE), using Linked Data principles. We show that this abstraction nicely fits into enterprise systems, as SPBEs allow a business object centric view on real-world objects, instead of a pure device centric view. The interdependencies between how currently services in an enterprise system are used and how this can be done in a semantic real-world aware enterprise system are outlined, arguing for the need of semantic services and semantic knowledge repositories. We introduce a lightweight query language, which we use to perform a quantitative analysis of our approach to demonstrate its feasibility.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


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


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics




Dimitrios Xenakis

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2014 13:36

Last Modified:

01 May 2020 10:47

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Internet of Things, Business communication, Business data processing, Query processing, Semantic networks, Wireless sensor networks, Internet technology, SPBE, WSN, Web-like access, Enterprise systems, Interoperability, Problem, Lightweight query, Language, Linked data principle, Real world object abstraction, Restful service access, Semantic knowledge repository, Semantic physical business entities, Semantic real world aware enterprise system, Wireless sensor network, Ad hoc networks, Cognition, Mobile computing, Monitoring, Semantics, Service-oriented architecture




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