Open standards and distributed architectures for the Observation Web: from the sensors to the user (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Walter Schmidt , Stefano Nativi 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 2
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 19
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD100 

Novel Internet technologies, sensors, processing algorithms, services and standards are changing the way we handle observations. The development of “Observation Web” promises exchange, processing, and interactive working with huge observation data sets from highly heterogeneous sources - independently on the administrative and domain borders.
This session gives an overview of the state of the art and latest “Observation Web” related developments. It features the recent developments of Observation Web related open standards, generic data models and software, as well as the scenarios and experiments in various usage domains:

The session particularly encourages presentations and discussions related to following topics:

1. Sensor networks: which phenomena can be observed using various in-situ and remote sensors: physical limitations, reliability, long-term stability; which applications can (not) be realized within these limitations?
2. Data distribution: standards, architectures, use cases, policies, real-time, heterogeneity, large data sets.
3. Managing large data sets: data fusion, image processing, trust & uncertainty, distributed data and meta-information management, cost and performance.
4. Business Models: how to achieve sustainability, how to monetize data delivery, SLAs, subscription models.
5. Citizen scientists: Open data access and citizens scientists, human observation, privacy, social impact.

Related events: TM7 – Future Internet: Opportunities and Challenges for the Geo-sciences community
Thu, 07 Apr, 19:00–20:00  / Room 1
ESSI11 – Real Use of Standards and Technologies - Live Demonstrations
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room 19
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
ESSI16 – Service-Oriented Architecture solutions for Earth Science applications and Long Term Data Access
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 05 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 19
 / Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Room 2
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall XL
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD138