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Subject: Re: [emergency] RE: New book on sensors, architectures, standards,and interoperability - from SANY project in Europe.

Thanks Carl,

Sounds like our European counterparts are making some headway.


Carl Reed wrote:
> Dear TC -
> For those interested in sensors, sensor systems, sensor based 
> applications, and sensor architectures, there is a new book (free in 
> digital form) about to be announced. The book is the final report from 
> a major multi-year project in Europe and is titled: "SANY: an open 
> service architecture for sensor networks". From the introduction:
> "And should this introduction sound familiar, than you might very well 
> be correct: this book summarises the approaches and results of the 
> SANY project by following the example of the ORCHESTRA project, whose 
> work on an open architecture for risk management has provided the 
> foundation for SANY. The acronym SANY stands for Sensors Anywhere and 
> embraces trends and approaches identified by ORCHESTRA, many of which 
> have by now developed into reality. As a major Integrated Project in 
> the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission, SANY extends 
> the work of ORCHESTRA into the domain of sensor networks and standards 
> based sensor web enablement."
> ORCHESTRA is another major European initiative that defined a 
> reference architecture for improved interoperability among risk 
> management authorities in Europe, which will enable the handling of 
> more effective disaster risk reduction strategies and emergency 
> management operations. The ORCHESTRA architecture is being implemented.
> Anyway, the book is excellent and even has an extensive section for 
> Dave E on authentication, access control etc for sensor systems :-)
> I will provide the link when the book is publicly available.
> Regards
> Carl Reed, PhD
> CTO and Executive Director Specification Program
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