Date Added: Jan 2013
Internet of Things (IoT) will create a cyber-physical world where all the things around us are connected to the Internet, sense and produce "Big data" that has to be stored, processed and communicated with minimum human intervention. With the ever increasing emergence of new sensors, interfaces and mobile devices, the grand challenge is to keep up with this race in developing software drivers and wrappers for IoT things. In this paper, the authors examine the approaches that automate the process of developing middleware drivers/wrappers for the IoT things. They propose ASCM4GSN architecture to address this challenge efficiently and effectively. They demonstrate the proposed approach using Global Sensor Network (GSN) middleware which exemplies a cluster of data streaming engines.