Abstract: Environmental management information systems need to intervene between several data pools - typically in different physical locations and diverse implementations - to fetch relevant environmental information. We developed a service-oriented architecture to meet this challenge: AISLE, our adaptive intelligent service layer for environmental information management, mediates between existing environmental data providers and actual end-user applications that require preprocessed data streams from the sources. AISLE has two major objectives. The first is to extend the capabilities of existing legacy IT systems residing in environmental monitoring centers and institutions, by targeting typical problems that fetter their quality of service through intelligent modules. The second is to provide a loosely coupled, extensible infrastructure for supplying improved information services - including data preprocessing and management,information dissemination, and multiparty data distribution. AISLE's service-oriented design, three main clusters of services and development details are presented. By interweaving and interpreting data streams, AISLE can bring crucial environmental information to a wider audience.
I. N. Athanasiadis, An intelligent service layer upgrades environmental information management, IT Professional, 8:34-39, 2006, doi:10.1109/MITP.2006.57.