Searching the Web of Things: Resolving a Real Library of Babel

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10380)


The advancement on embedded computing and low-power communication technologies allows more physical entities to participate in the Web of Things (WoT) and provide a massive range of resources, covering everything from information to interaction with the physical world. These resources are rapidly turning WoT into a real “Library of Babel” - an infinite library that holds all available information. My PhD research project focuses on making sense of this “infinite library” through developing services that provide the capability to discover and search for WoT resources. I propose to architect the WoT search engine as a Web service, which is composed from a set of interchangeable component services for maximal flexibility. I also present my research questions and three planned evaluation methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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