SemSorGrid4Env is a joint project of seven European partners co-funded by the European Commission’s Seventh
Framework Programme, under DG INFSO H.4 "ICT for Sustainable Growth", starting in September 2008 with a duration of three years.
The main objective of this project is to specify, design, implement, evaluate and deploy a service-oriented architecture and middleware which allows application developers to build open large-scale semantic-based sensor network grids for environmental management. Such architecture and middleware will enable the rapid development of thin applications (e.g., mashups) that require real-world real-time data coming from heterogeneous sensor networks, making it possible to use sensors for other environmental management purposes than those that they were originally expected to have (hence reducing sensor network deployment costs) and to combine their real-time data with historical data from other data sources, opening possibilities of improving current decision-making procedures in a variety of situations (emergencies, monitoring, etc.).
The SemsorGrid4Env consortium includes: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain, Coordinator), University of Manchester (United Kingdom), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Southampton (United Kingdom), Deimos Space (Spain), Emu Ltd. (United Kingdom) and TechIdeas (Spain).