SISS: Sensor-Internet Sharing and Search

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The goal of this research is to allow individual or clusters of sensors to cooperate and share data over the Internet. We see a future where, at two extremes, large scientific sensornets are formed of multiple wireless patches bridged by the Internet, and where individual sensors are deployed by casual users or ``citizen scientists'', with their data posted to sensornet web logs or slogs. A new network architecture and new approaches are needed to blend sensornets and the Internet:

We do not expect to build the one perfect sensor system, because there is no one such system. Instead, we are defining open protocols that enable interoperation of many sensor streams, each tailored to specific needs, and that facilitate safe sharing and discovery of these streams, with instances of the components to demonstrate these capabilities. We expect this work to lead to new network architectures that support traditional Internet services as well as lightweight and sometimes transient sensornet data sources.


SISS is a joint project of USC/ISI, UCLA/Statistics, and UCLA/Computer Science supported by the NSF NeTS-FIND program, award number CNS-0626702.

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