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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2003 vol. 2)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 22-33
Phillip B. Gibbons , Intel Research Pittsburgh
Brad Karp , Intel Research Pittsburgh
Yan Ke , Carnegie Mellon University
Suman Nath , Carnegie Mellon University
Srinivasan Seshan , Carnegie Mellon University
<p>Today?s common computing hardware?Internet-connected desktop PCs and inexpensive, commodity off-the-shelf sensors such as Webcams?is an ideal platform for a worldwide sensor web. In a worldwide sensor web, users can query, as a single unit, vast quantities of data from thousands or even millions of widely distributed, heterogeneous sensors. Users can also actuate sensors and adapt sensor-feed processing in reaction to sensed data in real time.</p><p>IrisNet is a software infrastructure that aims to provide the missing software components for realizing a worldwide sensor web. It supports many features that simplify the task of creating sensor web services that are feature-rich, widely-distributed, high performance, highly scalable, adapt well to usage patterns, and robust against failures. Three services from different application domains currently use IrisNet.</p>
sensor networks, distributed computing, wide-area sensing, worldwide sensor web, distributed query processing

Y. Ke, S. Seshan, S. Nath, B. Karp and P. B. Gibbons, "IrisNet: An Architecture for a Worldwide Sensor Web," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. , pp. 22-33, 2003.
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