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LENS: Resource Specification for Wireless Sensor Network Experimentation Infrastructures

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Executive Summary

As a first step towards predictable, repeatable WSN experimentation, the authors propose the resource specification language LENS (a.k.a. Language for Embedded Networked Sensing) for WSN experimentation infrastructures. Using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL), LENS defines a semantic ontology for WSN resources; LENS enables explicit control and measurement of uncertainty factors, and it enables reasoning about the relationships between WSN resources. Focusing on basic concepts of WSNs, LENS supports resource specification in a wide range of WSN experimentation infrastructures, and it is extensible to support potentially unforeseen technologies. LENS is also compatible with specification languages for other network resources such as optical networks.

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