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In this presentation we review some of the research problems we address at EPFL in the area of sensor data management. At the level of infrastructure we have developed a middleware to seamlessly integrate, aggregate and analyze heterogeneous sensor data streams in real-time, a WIKI based repository supporting the cooperative management of the metadata associated with sensor deployments and cloud-based storage infrastructure. An important problem in managing sensor data is their efficient storage and transmission using compression techniques. To that end we apply model-based compression methods. For analyzing sensor data, we have developed methods to dynamically estimate the variability, which can be readily used for outlier detection, and to extract semantic features from GPS sensor data streams. We also investigate techniques for trading off between the accuracy of the sensor data obtained and the degree of privacy preservation that can be maintained.
The Sensor Data Management presentation was presented by Karl Aberer (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) at the PlanetData project Meeting on February 28 - March 4, 2011 in Innsbruck, Austria.