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Arne Bröring

Arne Bröring
Siemens · Department of Corporate Technology (CT)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research interests include the Sensor Web, the Internet of Things, Semantic Web technologies, wireless sensor networks, as well as participatory sensing and location based services. Learn more about my work: http://www.arne-broering.de
Additional affiliations
December 2014 - present
Siemens
Position
  • Researcher
May 2009 - November 2014
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Position
  • Research Associate
March 2008 - September 2008
University of Windsor
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
January 2010 - July 2012
University of Twente
Field of study
October 2001 - April 2007

Publications

Publications (122)
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Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) comprises vertically oriented platforms for things. Developers who want to use them need to negotiate access individually and adapt to the platform-specific API and information models. Having to perform these actions for each platform often outweighs the possible gains from adapting applications to multiple platf...
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Various tools support developers in the creation of IoT applications. In general, such tools focus on the business logic, which is important for application development, however, for IoT applications in particular, it is crucial to consider the network, as they are intrinsically based on interconnected devices and services. IoT application develope...
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In the industrial Internet of Things domain, applications are moving from the Cloud into the edge, closer to the devices producing and consuming data. This means applications move from the scalable and homogeneous cloud environment into a constrained heterogeneous edge network. Making edge applications reliable enough to fulfill Industrie 4.0 use c...
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In recent years, industrial manufacturing has undergone massive technological changes that embrace digitalization and automation towards the vision of intelligent manufacturing plants. With the aim of maximizing efficiency and profitability in production, an important goal is to enable flexible manufacturing, both, for the customer (desiring more i...
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An Intelligent IoT Environment (iIoTe) is comprised of heterogeneous devices that can collaboratively execute semiautonomous IoT applications, examples of which include highly automated manufacturing cells or autonomously interacting harvesting machines. Energy efficiency is key in such edge environments, since they are often based on an infrastruc...
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As Machine Learning (ML) models are becoming increasingly complex, one of the central challenges is their deployment at scale, such that companies and organizations can create value through Artificial Intelligence (AI). An emerging paradigm in ML is a federated approach where the learning model is delivered to a group of heterogeneous agents partia...
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An Intelligent IoT Environment (iIoTe) is comprised of heterogeneous devices that can collaboratively execute semi-autonomous IoT applications, examples of which include highly automated manufacturing cells or autonomously interacting harvesting machines. Energy efficiency is key in such edge environments, since they are often based on an infrastru...
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Embodied intelligence will unleash the potential of artificial intelligence by providing it with a body and impact every area of life. The success of the adoption of the embodied intelligence market depends on solving the technical, legal, economic, and social issues it brings with it.
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In the industrial Internet of Things domain, applications are moving from the Cloud into the Edge, closer to the devices producing and consuming data. This means that applications move from the scalable and homogeneous Cloud environment into a potentially constrained heterogeneous Edge network. Making Edge applications reliable enough to fulfill In...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is today separated by different vertically oriented platforms for integration of all the different devices. Developers who aim to access other platforms and access that data are forced to manually adapt their interfaces to the specific platform API and data models. This paper highlights the work of the BIG IoT project t...
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Interoperability stands for the capacity of a system to interact with the units of another entity. Although it is quite easy to accomplish this within the products of the same brand, it is not facile to provide compatibility for the whole spectrum of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the Linked Data (LD) world. Currently, the different applications...
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Node-RED is comprised of a large ecosystem of nodes for IoT devices and services that makes it a powerful tool for IoT application development. In order to facilitate the usage of this heterogeneous ecosystem in industrial settings, we present here the NOde-red library eVAluation (NOVA) approach for gathering the relevant metadata in a knowledge ba...
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With the development of new sensor technologies and the standardization of sensor data formats, sensor data from different sources becomes available for many applications. A crucial task is to get an overview on the spatial and temporal extent for which data is available before integrating the data into an application. This work presents an approac...
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The vast amount of connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) creates an enormous potential for new applications, by leveraging synergies arising through the convergence of consumer, business and industrial Internet, and creating open, global networks connecting people, data, and "things". In this context, the SEMIoTICS project aims to devel...
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Node-RED is comprised of a large ecosystem of nodes for IoT devices and services that makes it a powerful tool for IoT application development. In order to facilitate the usage of this heterogeneous ecosystem in industrial settings, we present here the NOde-red library eVAluation (NOVA) approach for gathering the relevant metadata in a knowledge ba...
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In this paper, we propose an approach for the automated translation of application-level requirements regarding the logical workflow and its QoS into a configuration of the underlying network substrate. Our goal is to facilitate the integration of QoS constraints in the development of industrial IoT applications to make them more reliable. We follo...
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The Internet of Things is growing at a dramatic rate and extending into various application domains. We have designed, implemented, and evaluated a resilient and decentralized system to enable dynamic IoT choreographies. We applied it to maintaining the functionality of building automation systems so that new devices can appear and vanish on-the-fl...
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Today, IoT platforms offer proprietary interfaces and protocols. To enable interoperable interaction with those platforms we present the generic BIG IoT API that employs a novel approach for self-description and semantic annotation to fully adapt arbitrary IoT platforms. We have deployed this approach for multiple platforms from the mobility domain...
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The chapter presents an overview of the eight that are part of the European IoT Security and Privacy Projects initiative (IoT-ESP) addressing advanced concepts for end-to-end security in highly distributed, heteroge- neous and dynamic IoT environments. The approaches presented are holistic and include identification and authentication, data prote...
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This paper presents an overview of the interoperability concepts along with the challenges for the IoT domain and the upcoming Web 3.0. We identify four levels of interoperability and the relevant solutions for accomplishing vertical and horizontal compatibility between the various layers of a modern IoT ecosystem, referred to as: technological, sy...
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A marketplace for the Internet of Things acts as the corner stone of an IoT ecosystem, by matching the offer (i.e., data or functionalities) with the demand coming from IoT applications (e.g. analytics). In this paper, we present the semantic matching implemented on the public BIG IoT marketplace, accessible at https://market.big-iot.org/.
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Most IoT systems are using or exchanging user related information between system components. This means that privacy is a key factor in these systems. Privacy, both in terms of not allowing unauthorized access to information, but also in terms of handling sensitive information correctly and responsibly. As IoT systems typically are comprised of man...
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IoT systems are growing larger and larger and are becoming suitable for basic automation tasks. One of the features IoT automation systems can provide is dealing with a dynamic system -- Devices leaving and joining the system during operation. Additionally, IoT automation systems operate in a decentralized manner. Current commercial automation syst...
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A marketplace for the Internet of Things acts as the corner stone of an IoT ecosystem, by matching the offer (i.e., data or functionalities) with the demand coming from IoT applications (e.g. analytics). In this paper, we present the semantic matching implemented on the public BIG IoT marketplace, accessible at https://market.big-iot.org.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is on rise. More and more physical devices and their virtual shadows emerge and become accessible through IoT platforms. Marketplaces are being built to enable and monetize the access to IoT offerings, i.e., data and functions offered by platforms, things, and services. In order to maximize the usefulness of such IoT of...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is evolving rapidly and influencing new developments in various application domains, such as the Internet of Mobile Things (IoMT), Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT), Autonomous System of Things (ASoT), Internet of Autonomous Things (IoAT), Internet of Things Clouds (IoT-C) and the Internet of Robotic Things...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is maturing and more and more IoT platforms that give access to things are emerging. However, the real potential of the IoT lies in growing IoT cross-domain ecosystems on top of these platforms that will deliver new, unanticipated value added applications and services. We identified two crucial aspects that are importan...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing and more and more devices, so-called " things " , are being connected every day. IoT platforms provide access to those " things " and make them available for services and applications. Today, a broad range of such IoT platforms exist with differing functional foci, target domains, and interfaces. However, to...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is on the rise. Today, various IoT platforms are already available, giving access to myriads of things. Initiatives such as BIG IoT are bringing those IoT platforms together in order to form ecosystems. Such IoT ecosystems facilitate cross-platform and cross-domain application developments and establish centralized mark...
Book
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the second International Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things, InterOSS-IoT 2016, held in Stuttgart, Germany, November 7, 2016. The 11 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 17 submissions during...
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Discovery of things as well as their resources, metadata, properties, and capabilities is a fundamental requirement in any Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. This paper analyzes the state of the art of communication technologies for the IoT with respect to discovery functionalities. Therefore, a comprehensive study of the technology landscape on I...
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Building automation systems control many aspects of today’s buildings – lightning control, air condition, shading, access control, and surveillance, just to name a few. This diversity and the diversity of related technologies and protocols entails that the extension or integration of building automation systems requires a major effort. To address t...
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This article presents the enviroCar platform for collecting geographic data acquired from automobile sensors and openly providing those data for further processing and analysis. By plugging a low-cost On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) adapter into a car and using an Android smartphone, various kinds of sensor data measured by today's cars can be collec...
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Vehicles today are equipped with many different sensors that enable them to have a good awareness of their surroundings. Some sensors capture vehicle-specific data, including acceleration, rounds per minute or fuel consumption. In addition to vehicle positioning, other modern sensors measure environmental data such as temperature, rain or light int...
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Today, a tremendous source of spatio-temporal data is user gener-ated, so-called volunteered geographic information (VGI). Among the many VGI sources, microblogged services, such as Twitter, are extensively used to disseminate information on a near real-time ba-sis. Interest in analysis of microblogged data has been motivated to date by many applic...
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Today, myriads of sensors are surrounding us. Their usage ranges from environmental monitoring (e.g., weather and air quality), over sensor-equipped smart buildings, to the quantified self and other human observing applications. The data streams produced by such sensors often update with high frequencies, resulting in large data volumes. Be-ing abl...
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Today, a tremendous source of spatio-temporal data is user generated, so-called volunteered geographic information (VGI). Among the many VGI sources, microblogged services, such as Twitter, are extensively used to disseminate information on a near real-time basis. Interest in analysis of microblogged data has been motivated to date by many applicat...
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This paper introduces the enviroCar project which aims at crowd sourcing the collection of environmental and traffic data. For this purpose a data collection architecture relying on onboard sensors of cars, mobile phones and web services has been developed. Besides providing drivers with precise information about their driving style and its environ...
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To improve environmental monitoring, the availability of large coverage, interoperable spatio-temporal data is crucial for its integration into environmental models, for example, to compute fire danger models. In order to produce up-to-date and accurate results, these models require data with high temporal and spatial resolution. Thus, it is promis...
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The Sensor Observation Service (SOS) [3] provides access to near real-time environmental data, or observations, in a standardized way. Thereby, the SOS offers flexible spatial, temporal, and thematic filtering capabilities that enable clients to query and discover large sources of time series data over the Web. The SOS standard is already in versio...
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With the increased availability of user generated data, assessing the quality and credibility of such data becomes important. In this article, we propose to assess the location correctness of visually generated Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) as a quality reference measure. The location correctness is determined by checking the visibility...
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Making citizen science sensor platforms and their measured data accessible to GIS users can be a challenging task. Data has to be discovered, downloaded, and converted before adding it to a GIS project. To facilitate integration and enhance interoperability between sensor platforms and GIS, this work proposes a method for accessing sensor platforms...
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We present an approach to determine the credibility of content provided within a visual VGI source such as Flickr. We propose analysing the variability of selected user and photo metadata of geotagged Flickr photos with the location correctness of these images, which is our reference quality measure. These observed user and photo metadata can help...
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In the past year, a group of open hardware enthusiasts and citizen scientists had large success in the crowd-funding of an open hardware-based sensor platform for air quality monitoring, called the Air Quality Egg. Via the kickstarter platform, the group was able to collect triple the amount of money than needed to fulfill their goals. Data generat...
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The open hardware movement and the omnipresence of mobile computing platforms (such as smartphones) are enabling new possibilites of data generation and collection. Based on such devices, a growing community has created various applications to sense their environment. Whilst smartphone-based applications are in most cases limited to the internal se...
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With myriads sensors out there, the manual matching of their characteristics and constraints is not feasible anymore and requires a detailed understanding of sensor metadata and observed properties. Thus, Plug & Play-like approaches that ease the matching of sensors to Web services have become popular in Sensor Web Enablement research. Simple match...
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Ocean observing systems may include a wide variety of sensor and instrument types, each with its own capabilities, communication protocols, and data formats. Connecting disparate devices into a network typically requires specialized software drivers that translate command and data between the protocols of the individual instruments, and that of the...
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