First International Workshop on Internet of Things

Research Article

A Collaborative Approach for Metadata Management for Internet of Things: Linking micro tasks with physical objects

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254174,
        author={Umair ul Hassan and Murilo Bassora and Ali Vahid and Sean O'Riain and Edward Curry},
        title={A Collaborative Approach for Metadata Management for Internet of Things: Linking micro tasks with physical objects},
        proceedings={First International Workshop on Internet of Things},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={C-IOT},
        year={2013},
        month={11},
        keywords={sensors metadata micro-task collaboration},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254174}
    }
    
  • Umair ul Hassan
    Murilo Bassora
    Ali Vahid
    Sean O'Riain
    Edward Curry
    Year: 2013
    A Collaborative Approach for Metadata Management for Internet of Things: Linking micro tasks with physical objects
    C-IOT
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254174
Umair ul Hassan1,*, Murilo Bassora1, Ali Vahid1, Sean O'Riain1, Edward Curry1
  • 1: Digital Enterprise Research Institute
*Contact email: umair.ul.hassan@deri.org

Abstract

There has been considerable efforts in modelling the semantics of Internet of Things and their specific context. Acquiring and managing metadata related to the physical devices and their surrounding environment becomes challenging due to the dynamic nature of environment. This paper focuses on managing metadata for Internet of Things with the help of crowds. Specifically, the paper proposes a collaborative approach for collecting and maintaining metadata through micro tasks that can be performed using variety of platforms e.g. mobiles, laptops, kiosks, etc. The approach allows non-experts to contribute towards metadata management through micro tasks, therefore resulting in reduced cost and time. Applicability of the proposed approach is demonstrated through a use case implementation for managing sensor metadata for energy management in small buildings.