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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2004 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 32-39
Mark Gaynor , Boston University
Steven L. Moulton , Boston University
Matt Welsh , Harvard University
Ed LaCombe , Independent Consultant
Austin Rowan , Citigroup Private Bank
John Wynne , Bristol-Myers Squibb
Integrating wireless sensor networks with the traditional wired grid poses several challenges. The technical challenges center on the development of sensors and sensor network infrastructure, including the need to comply with emerging APIs for grid and Web services. Process-driven challenges, which center on the development and adoption of new business models and applications, are driving this technology. This article describes two widely different sensor network applications — emergency medical services and supply chain management — and describes how they fit into a new data-collection network based on the Hourglass publish–subscribe paradigm.

M. Gaynor, A. Rowan, M. Welsh, S. L. Moulton, J. Wynne and E. LaCombe, "Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks with the Grid," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 32-39, 2004.
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