More Details about Enabling Context-Aware Web Services

General Information  
Author(s)Jian Yu and Quan Z Sheng and Schahram Dustdar
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN9781439809853
Pages558
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearApril 2010

Description

With recent advances in radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, sensor networks, and enhanced Web services, the original World Wide Web is continuing its evolution into what is being called the Web of Things and Services. Such a Web will support an ultimately interactive environment where everyday physical objects such as buildings, sidewalks, and commodities become recognizable, addressable, and even controllable via a mostly ubiquitous Web. This integration of the physical and virtual worlds will fundamentally impact the way we live and in doing so afford tremendous new business opportunities with great human benefit, such as support services to keep the elderly independent, and intelligent traffic management that will cut wasted hours from every day. More efficient supply chains, improved environmental monitoring, better access to health services the list is endless.