Farming the web of things

Kerry Taylor, Colin Griffith, Laurent Lefort, Raj Gaire, Michael Compton, Tim Wark, David Lamb, Greg Falzon, Mark Trotter

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Here, a Web of Things case study for agriculture focuses on an experimental smart farm that uses a range of environmental sensors and livestock monitoring technologies. An ontology-enabled architecture that permits personal alert specification was applied on the farm and the results analyzed; the observations are published as a linked data cube, which supports longer-term analysis and data sharing from a local to national scale. This case study highlights the business opportunities for such technology for agriculture in the context of a national broadband rollout.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6617630
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • decision support
  • intelligent Web services and Semantic Web
  • new business models
  • wireless sensor networks


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