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Web services as application enabler for Sinkless Wireless Sensor Networks

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Web services as application enabler for Sinkless Wireless Sensor Networks

Othman, Nuru Yakub (2007) Web services as application enabler for Sinkless Wireless Sensor Networks. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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It is foreseen that in the near future, several Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) will be deployed to provide data and services to end user applications. WSN will play an important role in context aware applications and services, which adapt to situations of the surrounding environment and that of their host devices. However, conventional WSNs are built using proprietary protocols and use proprietary data access frameworks. They necessitate the presence of gateways or protocol converters between the WSN and application devices, and require special expertise from application developers. Further, dealing with heterogeneous sensor networks is difficult, as the protocols and data access mechanisms are different. There is a need to have a framework that is based on open standards to simplify application development and deal seamlessly with heterogeneous WSNs. This thesis proposes a Web Services based sinkless architecture for WSN as a potential solution. A prototype of an embedded web services platform is also built. It allows application devices to interact directly with the sensor nodes without going through a gateway. The thesis includes a survey and evaluation of several frameworks to highlight the potentials of web services. The use of Web Services will also attract a larger pool of application developers, leading to more innovative applications. Further, as the framework is built over IP, WSNs will no longer be treated as foreign islands. They will be part and parcel of ICT infrastructure in enterprises, as well as fit in easily in Value Added Services infrastructures for Next Generation Telecommunication Networks.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Othman, Nuru Yakub
Pagination:ix, 91 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Glitho, Roch H and Khendek, Ferhat
ID Code:975273
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:05
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:40
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