An Extensible Discovery Service for Smart Things
The authors present DiscoWoT, semantic discovery service for Web-enabled smart things. The service is based on the application of multiple Discovery Strategies to a Web resource's representation, where arbitrary users can create and update strategies at runtime using DiscoWoT's RESTful interface. Its goal is to provide a future-proof mechanism for enabling both, human users and machines, to semantically discover functionality provided by Web-enabled devices. Ultimately, it aims to allow for the facilitated discovery, selection, and utilization of smart things. DiscoWoT incorporates a transparent mechanism for deferring resource discovery to external handlers and can thus interact with other services within discovery service federations.