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The Internet is expanding to reach the real world, integrating the physical world into the digital world in what is called the Real World Internet (RWI). Sensor and actuator networks deployed all over the Internet will play the role of collecting sensor data and context information from the physical world and integrating it into the future RWI. In this paper we present the SENSEI architecture approach for the RWI; a layered architecture composed of one or several context frameworks on top of a sensor framework, which allows the collection of sensor data as well as context information from the real world. We focus our discussion on how the modeling of information is done for different levels (sensor and context data), present a multi-layered information model, its representation and the mapping between its layers.
Date of Conference: March 29 2010-April 2 2010