THE NEW TIME SERIES TOOLBOX - NEXT GENERATION OF SENSOR WEB AND TIME SERIES PROCESSING
Sensor networks often record the same type of observation repeatedly over time, and applications in
sensor networks have to store and process those types of data, which is typically called “time series”.
The simplest form of a time series is a single floating point number (e.g. Temperature) recorded at
regular intervals. More complex forms of time series include time series of complex observations (e.g.
aggregations of related measurements, spectra, 2D coverages/images, ...), and time series recorded
at irregular intervals.
The Time Series Toolbox (TS Toolbox) is a set of software components and application programming
interfaces that simplify the task of building applications that record, process, store and publish time
series of observations. The TS Toolbox contains software components for data connector components implementing access to data using various protocols and data formats, core components interfacing with the connector components and providing specific additional functionalities like data processing or caching and Frontend components implementing interface functionality (user interfaces or software interfaces).
The functionalities implemented by TS Toolbox components provide application developers with higher-level building blocks than typical general purpose libraries, and allow rapid development of fully fledged applications. The TS Toolbox also includes example applications that can be either used as they are, or as a basis for developing more complex applications.
Bojan Božić - Austrian Institute of Technology