Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sensors and algorithms as Web services

I'm getting back into blogging after a year of serious personal strife. The period from June 2010 to May 2011 will probably go down as the toughest phase of my life; leave alone career. In my new position at IUPUI, I'm now looking at bringing more Semantic Web applications to life; this time with an emphasis on sensors and processing algorithms for visualization and classification.

From the little I have heard from the Semantic Web research community in the last year, I understand everyone is confronted with scalability and tractability issues when it comes to storing and reasoning with large volumes of data. This is a significant part of the challenge of my current project, which involves encapsulating geographically distributed sensors and sparse sensor arrays and their associated algorithms in a Web service framework to enable discovery, invocation, and dynamic configuration. This is not a life sciences project, although applications can be extended into the clinical research domain.