WikiSensing: an online collaborative approach for sensor data management

Sensors (Basel). 2012 Oct 1;12(10):13295-332. doi: 10.3390/s121013295.


This paper presents a new methodology for collaborative sensor data management known as WikiSensing. It is a novel approach that incorporates online collaboration with sensor data management. We introduce the work on this research by describing the motivation and challenges of designing and developing an online collaborative sensor data management system. This is followed by a brief survey on popular sensor data management and online collaborative systems. We then present the architecture for WikiSensing highlighting its main components and features. Several example scenarios are described to present the functionality of the system. We evaluate the approach by investigating the performance of aggregate queries and the scalability of the system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biosensing Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Computer Communication Networks / instrumentation*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Environmental Monitoring / instrumentation
  • Humans
  • Information Systems / instrumentation*
  • Internet*
  • Online Systems / instrumentation
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Wireless Technology / instrumentation*