Sensor Alert Service (SAS)

TIP The developenet of the SAS has stopped in favor of the Sensor Event Service (SES). There is no support for the SAS. You can find the SES here.
TIP This topic reflects the redesign of the SAS best practice publicly available from the OGC. If you are looking for the former Version 1.x, look here.


Here we document the development of the 52°North Sensor Alert Service (52N-SAS).

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OGC Specification

The specification implemented by SAS 2.0 is the one documented in OGC document number 06-028r5. This document unfortunately never became public. It is available to OGC members in the pending docs area at

warning The service interface of SAS 2.0 will likely not make it to an approved OGC standard. To get an idea of what the OGC developments in the area of event processing will probably look like in the future, see OGC documents number 08-132 and 08-133, available on the OGC homepage.

Snapshot releases

From time to time, we provide snapshot releases. Mostly, when we fixed all known bugs.


(List of SweSas pages auto-generated below)

Results from SensorWeb web retrieved at 23:37 (GMT)

NEW - 04 Mar 2008 - 12:24 by jantorbenheuer
r7 - 31 Jan 2008 - 11:52 by jantorbenheuer
NEW - 30 Oct 2007 - 21:32 by johannesechterhoff
Number of topics: 3

Contributor Telecons

During the developments we performed some telecons, see this site.



checkout from svn

  1. You optionally need: Maven, Eclipse, Subclipse You can install it later if you want to proceed with the checkout
  2. To check out the whole sas project, you should checkout the entire sas tree:
    svn co However it is not advisable to do it within eclipse. Instead, use the commandline or any other tool to checkout the sas into a seperate directory. This must not be the eclipse workspace!
  3. If this is your first maven project from 52north and you want to use maven and or eclipse proceed with the maven instructions
  4. run mvn eclipse:eclipse in the sas top-level directory (this is for example swe/sas/trunk/. This will create the necessary project files.
  5. Import the submodules into eclipse using import->into workspace. Make shure that copy into workspace is not selected.






Do not commit the target directories! Set target and .* in svn:ignore! With eclipse click on Team -> Edit properties and select svn:ignore. Fill in:

eclipse && maven integration

Read: Maven eclipse documentation You don't need to run mvn on the commandline once you created the eclipse projects. Open Run -> External Tools -> ...

You should the following dialog:

Create multiple entries for all the goals you need. The location is always the project + "../" because the operation shall affect the whole project (sas), not just the submodule (sas-core).


UML Diagram

  • Libraries
    • index logging
      • java 1.6 logging?
      • log4j?
    • download persitence
      • db4o?
      • hibernate?
      • exist?
    • filter Filtering: event filtering is based on comparison filters only ... at least for this version of SAS. Our design shall support multiple solutions for filtering incoming data. Possible solutions include:
      • Our own implementation. Because we do not have to cope with (too) sophisticated filter conditions, this should be doable.
      • Esper - Esper is a component for CEP and ESP applications, available for Java.
    • bubble Communication: SAS uses XMPP as the underlying protocol for receiving and delivering sensor data / alerts. HTTP is used for service requests and responses. Alerts may also be delivered via SMS, Phone, Fax, SMTP, WS-Addressing and WNS (the SAS specification supports these protocols - our SAS would make use of the WNS to manage communication over these protocols if applicable). Nevertheless, our design is trying to lift the restriction for certain transport protocols, so that at least the design of our services core is transport protocol independent.
  • testing framework
    • junit junit testing - we should give it a try ... at least for black-box-testing. Cactus may be helpful, there is even an article on Cactus Integration in WTP (maybe outdated, I did not try it yet)
  • maven
  • subversion (sourceforge)

  • TODO link to specification
  • TODO link to bugtracking system
  • TODO link to subversion
  • TODO link to mailinglist

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
52nWNS.warwar 52nWNS.war manage 7 MB 15 Feb 2008 - 08:49 Main.main.johannesechterhoff compatible WNS release
Installation_Instructions_52nSAS.pdfpdf Installation_Instructions_52nSAS.pdf manage 161 K 15 Feb 2008 - 08:49 Main.main.johannesechterhoff SAS installation instructions
sas-2.0-SNAPSHOT.warwar sas-2.0-SNAPSHOT.war manage 31 MB 12 Mar 2008 - 14:51 Main.main.jantorbenheuer current sas development snapshot
Topic revision: r48 - 22 Apr 2015 12:37:04, EikeJuerrens
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