So Many Sensors, So Little Data
Source: University of Texas
Future networks are ones in which mobile users are immersed in sensor networks. Application domains such as smart homes, intelligent construction sites, and social networking require users moving through an environment to collect and process data available in that environment. However, even as sensors become increasingly prevalent in the environments, only a handful of applications are available to interact with and process the available sensor data. Poor usability accounts for a good portion of this disparity. In this paper the authors discuss the directions in creating an architecture for making such sensor data usable by application developers.