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Re: [via Web of Sensors Community Group]

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:42:47 +0000
To: Manfred Hauswirth <manfred.hauswirth@deri.org>
Cc: Myriam Leggieri <myriam.leggieri@deri.org>, public-sensorweb@w3.org, public-xg-ssn@w3.org, Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Message-ID: <4FA73001B64E4DD091F061829E539DED@marcosc.com>

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Manfred Hauswirth wrote:

> Marcos,
> such an API (RESTful interfaces down to the sensor level) is being 
> developed in the SPITFIRE project (http://spitfire-project.eu/) using 
> the ontologies developed in the SSN-XG, SSN-CG (SPITFIRE is an active 
> contributor to these groups). APIs without proper semantic data / 
> platform / etc. descriptions are insufficient, as are ontologies / data 
> without APIs.
> Also there are a number of upcoming de-facto standards for APIs: CoAP 
> (Constraint Application Protocal - "HTTP for sensors") and CORE ("RDF 
> for sensors") - both IETF and with major backing in the sensor world 
> (both industrial and academic). It will be hard to find a meaningful 
> niche between what the OCG has done already and what the IETF is about 
> to standardize. Along with the upcoming networking standards (6LowPAN 
> and the self-org stuff), this will set the agenda. This is the route 
> which a number of initiatives and projects are taking (e.g., SPITFIRE 
> uses some of the most advanced 6LowPAN, COAP, etc. implementations done 
> by the project partners and uses RESTful interfaces and SSN down to the 
> hardware level - and we have demoed this already).

It's great to see all this work happening. It will be good to collaborate on trying to come up with some developer friendly APIs that can hopefully abstract away much of the complexity of the underlying protocols.  
Received on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:43:23 UTC

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