COSMOS: A Middleware for Integrated Data Processing over Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

  • Kim, Ma-Rie (IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory, ETRI) ;
  • Lee, Jun-Wook (IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory, ETRI) ;
  • Lee, Yong-Joon (IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory, ETRI) ;
  • Ryou, Jae-Cheol (Department of Computer Science, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2008.01.30
  • Accepted : 2008.08.22
  • Published : 2008.10.31


With the increasing need for intelligent environment monitoring applications and the decreasing cost of manufacturing sensor devices, it is likely that a wide variety of sensor networks will be deployed in the near future. In this environment, the way to access heterogeneous sensor networks and the way to integrate various sensor data are very important. This paper proposes the common system for middleware of sensor networks (COSMOS), which provides integrated data processing over multiple heterogeneous sensor networks based on sensor network abstraction called the sensor network common interface. Specifically, this paper introduces the sensor network common interface which defines a standardized communication protocol and message formats used between the COSMOS and sensor networks.


Grant : Development of USN Middleware Platform Technology, Cutting-Edge Urban Development-Korean Land Spatialization Research

Supported by : IITA