Novel applications and research problems for sensor-clouds

Liu, Yu-Hsn, Ong, Kok-Leong and Goscinski, Andrzej 2012, Novel applications and research problems for sensor-clouds, Journal of e-technology, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 57-68.

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Title Novel applications and research problems for sensor-clouds
Author(s) Liu, Yu-Hsn
Ong, Kok-Leong
Goscinski, Andrzej
Journal name Journal of e-technology
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 57
End page 68
Total pages 12
Publisher Digital Information Research Foundation
Place of publication [Mumbai, India]
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0976-3503
Keyword(s) sensor-cloud
mobile applications
social networks
Summary Recent developments in sensor networks and cloud computing saw the emergence of a new platform called sensor-clouds. While the proposition of such a platform is to virtualise the management of physical sensor devices, we foresee novel applications being created based on a new class of social sensors. Social sensors are effectively a human-device combination that sends torrents of data as a result of social interactions. The data generated appear in different formats such as photographs, videos, or short texts, etc. Unlike other sensor devices, social sensors operate on the control of individuals via their mobile devices like smart phones, tablets or laptops. Further, they do not generate data at a constant rate or format like other sensors do. Instead, data from social sensors are spurious and varied, often in response to social events, or a news announcement of interests to the public. This collective presence of social data creates opportunities for novel applications never experienced before. This paper discusses three such applications utilising social sensors within a sensor-cloud environment. Consequently, the associated research problems are also presented.
Language eng
Field of Research 080505 Web Technologies (excl Web Search)
Socio Economic Objective 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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