SPITFIRE: Toward a semantic web of things

Dennis Pfisterer*, Kay Römer, Daniel Bimschas, Oliver Kleine, Richard Mietz, Cuong Truong, Henning Hasemann, Alexander Kröller, Max Pagel, Manfred Hauswirth, Marcel Karnstedt, Myriam Leggieri, Alexandre Passant, Ray Richardson

*Corresponding author for this work
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The developed world is awash with sensors. However, they are typically locked into unimodal closed systems. To unleash their full potential, access to sensors should be opened such that their data and services can be integrated with data and services available in other information systems, facilitating novel applications and services that are based on the state of the real world. We describe our vision and architecture of a Semantic Web of Things: a service infrastructure that makes the deployment and use of semantic applications involving Internet-connected sensors almost as easy as building, searching, and reading a web page today.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6069708
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2011


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