WS4D - Web Services for Devices

Web Services for Devices (WS4D) is an initiative bringing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services technology to the application domains of industrial automation, home entertainment, automotive systems and telecommunication systems. WS4D advances results of the ITEA project SIRENA and is managed by the University of Rostock, University of Dortmund and MATERNA.

Application Domains

WS4D is all about using internet technologies like XML, HTTP and Web Services to connect resource-constrained devices in ad hoc networks and still conserve interoperability with Web services as specified by the W3C. This enables the usage of high level concepts for Web services also in low level distributed embedded systems. So WS4D provides technologies for easy setup and management of network-connected devices in distributed embedded systems.