Combining cloud computing and wireless sensor networks

W. Kurschl, W. Beer. Combining cloud computing and wireless sensor networks. pages 510-517, 12, 2009.

  • Werner Kurschl
  • Wolfgang Beer
BuchProceedings of the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2009)
TypIn Konferenzband
VerlagACM and OCG
Abstract Just recently emerged a new paradigm for internet-based software systems which is called as cloud computing. The cloud provides scalable processing power and several kinds of connectable services. This distributed architecture has many similarities with a typical wireless sensor network, where a lot of motes, which are responsible for sensing and local preprocessing, are interconnected with wireless connections. Since wireless sensor networks are limited in their processing power, battery life and communication speed, cloud computing usually offers the opposite, which makes it attractive for long term observations, analysis and use in different kinds of environments and projects, since the basic infrastructure remains the same. In this paper we present a model, which combines the concept of wireless sensor networks with the cloud computing paradigm, and show how both can benefit from this combination.