1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

Design Guidelines for Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks with Enterprise Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2890,
        author={Laurent Gomez and Annett Laube and Alessandro Sorniotti},
        title={Design Guidelines for Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks with Enterprise Systems},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={WSN Enterprise System Integration Middleware},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2890}
    }
    
  • Laurent Gomez
    Annett Laube
    Alessandro Sorniotti
    Year: 2010
    Design Guidelines for Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks with Enterprise Systems
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2890
Laurent Gomez1,*, Annett Laube1,*, Alessandro Sorniotti1,*
  • 1: SAP Research 805, Av. du Dr. M. Donat 06250 MOUGINS, France
*Contact email: laurent.gomez@sap.com, annett.laube@sap.com, alessandro.sorniotti@sap.com

Abstract

Deploying a large number of small wireless sensors that can gather, process, and deliver information about physical environment to external systems opens many novel application domains. Today Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are highly interesting for different application domains such as military or healthcare [3]. Despite this interest, the integration of WSNs with business applications still raises technical challenges. WSN and context-aware middlewares aim at addressing this issue. Nevertheless, these middleware frameworks mainly focus on application development and deployment rather than on business application requirements. In this paper, we discuss the necessity of an Enterprise Integration Component (EIC) that addresses business application requirements. Combining top-down approach of contextaware middleware and bottom-up approach of WSN middleware, we propose the design of a SOA based architecture. The latter addresses the heterogeneity of WSNs and offers a standardized, secure and trusted way to access sensor data.