The Cyber Sensor Network
O Grady. Michael, Murdoch, Olga, Carr, Dominic, and O’Hare, Gregory
Computer Science, UCD
Access to information has never been easier thanks to the WWW; though not as well developed, sensor web technologies are, nonetheless, increasingly making data concerning a wide range of physical phenomena available to all. Potential opportunities for research in many application domains abound. Translating this potential into meaningful research is problematic as information sources, including but not limited to those on the WWW, are characterized by diversity and heterogeneity in a multiplicity of dimensions, resulting in an unwieldy and complex data capture process. To address this problem, the concept of a Cyber Sensor Network is proposed as a construct for providing a domain-agnostic interface to diverse cyber and physical information sources. A methodology to implement such a network is described.