Towards the Web of Things: Web Mashups for Embedded Devices

After having some troubles getting the Web of Things idea accepted by the scientific community it seems like the last weeks bring the wind of change 😉 The paper: “Towards the Web of Things: Web Mashups for Embedded Devices” we submitted a while ago to the MEM workshop of the WWW 2009 conference just got accepted.

In this paper we better explain the concepts behind the Web of Things, namely we talk about the way we implement RESTful APIs for embedded devices. Furthermore, we discuss the different integration methods to connect embedded devices and sensor networks to the Web. Showing how we can both integrate the future IPv6 devices and current non-IP devices to the Web through the use of Smart Gateways. We also show how these gateways can provide higher level functionality such as aggregating the services provided by embedded devices.

Finally, and that’s the focus of this paper, we introduce how a massive deployment of the Web of Things’ concepts reduces building real-world applications to the way we build Web 2.0 Mashups today.

Check it out for yourself, the full paper is available here!.

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