Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Procedia Computer Science

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

© 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V. The dynamic provisioning of hybrid sensing services that integrates both WSN and MPS is a promising, yet challenging concept. It does not only widen the spatial sensing coverage, but it also enables different types of sensing nodes to collaboratively perform sensing tasks and complement each other. Furthermore, it allows for the provisioning of a new category of services that was not possible to implement in pure WSN or MPS networks. Offering a hybrid sensing platform as a service results in several benefits including, but no limited to, efficient sharing and dynamic management of sensing nodes, diversification and reuse of sensing services, as well as combination of many sensing paradigms to enable data to be collected from different sources. However, many challenges need to be resolved before such architecture can be feasible. Currently, the deployment of sensing applications and services is a costly and complex process, which also lacks automation. This paper motivates the need for hybrid sensing, sketches an early architecture, and identifies the research issues with few hints on how to solve them. We argue that a sensing platform that reuses the virtualization and cloud computing concepts will help in addressing many of these challenges, and overcome the limitations of today's deployment practices.

ISSN

1877-0509

Publisher

Elsevier B.V.

Volume

94

First Page

113

Last Page

120

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Dynamic Provisioning, Integration, Mobile Phone Sensing, WSNs

Scopus ID

84985930001

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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