Internet of Things Garage

Resource Search Discovery (CASSARAM)

Search engines are well researched, implemented, and used in web domain in a very successful manner (e.g., Google, Bing). This project aims to envision search in Internet of Things domain. The search functionality in IoT is significantly different from web search domain. In IoT, two main entities we search are ‘sensors’ (or sensor data) and ‘services’. Together, we refer them as ‘IoT resources’. Searching ‘services’ is fairly familiar to us due to ‘web services’ research. However, ‘sensor’ search is completely new. In this project, we explore different types of search approaches.

Discovery and configuration is more related to physical domain. In IoT domain, Internet Connected Objects (which comprises sensors) deployed across different physical spaces need to be discovered and configured to support different IoT application needs over times. These changes are typically needed due to context changes overtime. In this project, we also explore different types of physical ICO discovery and configuration approaches. IOT resource search, discovery and configuration are important features in sensing as a service domain.





The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.


The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia.


Book Chapter
Charith Perera, Prem Jayaraman, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Context-aware Dynamic Discovery and Configuration of 'Things' in Smart Environments, In Book Big Data and Internet of Things: A Roadmap for Smart Environments, Studies in Computational Intelligence book series, Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Volume 546, Pages 215-241 (27)

Book Chapter
Charith Perera, Chi Harold Liu, and Peter Christen, Device Search and Selection for CPS, In Book the Cyber-Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2015, Pages 67-99 (33)

Charith Perera, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, A Knowledge-Based Resource Discovery for Internet of Things, Knowledge-Based Systems Journal (KBS), Volume 109, Pages 122-136, 2016 (15)

Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Chi Harold Liu, Michael Compton, Peter Christen, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Sensor Search Techniques for Sensing as a Service Architecture for The Internet of Things, IEEE Sensors Journal , Volume 14, Issue 2, 2014 Pages, 406-420 (15)

Charith Perera, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Sensor Discovery and Configuration Framework for the Internet of Things Paradigm, Proceedings of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Seoul, Korea, March, 2014, Pages 94-99 (6)

Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, Michael Compton, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Context-aware Sensor Search, Selection and Ranking Model for Internet of Things Middleware, Proceedings of the IEEE 14th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), Milan, Italy, June, 2013, Pages 314-322 (8)

Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Michael Compton, Peter Christen, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Semantic-driven Configuration of Internet of Things Middleware, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge & Grids (SKG), Beijing, China, October, 2013, Pages 66-73 (8)

Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Michael Compton, Peter Christen, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Context Aware Sensor Configuration Model for Internet of Things, Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (Poster & Demo) (ISWC), Sydney, Australia, October, 2013, Pages 253-256 (4)