Human-computer interfaces for sensor/actuator networks

Lawrence Joseph Henschen*, Julia Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper we study the features needed for a generic but robust user interface for monitoring and controlling sensor/actuator networks. The need for such a generic interface will increase as the Internet of Things develops and reaches not only major industries but small enterprises that do not have the resources to develop such systems on their own. We propose a general mark-up language that can be used as the basis for a generic interface for sensor/actuator networks. We present an initial list of features that such an interface should have and then describe a set of tentative mark-ups which, with the use of XSLT and other XML-based technology, could lead to a generic interface that could be used for any sensor/actuator network. Because many sensor/actuator nodes and related devices may not have XML capability, we also address the technical issue of where in the pipeline the appropriate marked-up text should be inserted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Platforms and Techniques - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319395159
StatePublished - 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016


  • Mark-up language
  • Sensor network interface
  • Sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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