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The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and Control : design and deployment experiences. / O'Donovan, Tony; Brown, James; Buesching, Felix; Cardoso, Alberto; Cecilio, José; Ó, Jose Manuel do; Futado, Pedro; Gil, Paulo; Jugel, Anja; Pöttner, Wolf-Bastian; Roedig, Utz; Silva, Jorge Sa; Silva, Ricardo; Sreenan, Cormac; Vassiliou, Vasos; Voigt, Thiemo; Wolf, Lars; Zinonos, Zinon.

In: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 10, No. 1, 4, 11.2013.

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O'Donovan, T, Brown, J, Buesching, F, Cardoso, A, Cecilio, J, Ó, JMD, Futado, P, Gil, P, Jugel, A, Pöttner, W-B, Roedig, U, Silva, JS, Silva, R, Sreenan, C, Vassiliou, V, Voigt, T, Wolf, L & Zinonos, Z 2013, 'The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and Control: design and deployment experiences', ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 10, no. 1, 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2529975

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O'Donovan, T., Brown, J., Buesching, F., Cardoso, A., Cecilio, J., Ó, J. M. D., Futado, P., Gil, P., Jugel, A., Pöttner, W-B., Roedig, U., Silva, J. S., Silva, R., Sreenan, C., Vassiliou, V., Voigt, T., Wolf, L., & Zinonos, Z. (2013). The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and Control: design and deployment experiences. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 10(1), [4]. https://doi.org/10.1145/2529975

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O'Donovan T, Brown J, Buesching F, Cardoso A, Cecilio J, Ó JMD et al. The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and Control: design and deployment experiences. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. 2013 Nov;10(1). 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2529975

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O'Donovan, Tony ; Brown, James ; Buesching, Felix ; Cardoso, Alberto ; Cecilio, José ; Ó, Jose Manuel do ; Futado, Pedro ; Gil, Paulo ; Jugel, Anja ; Pöttner, Wolf-Bastian ; Roedig, Utz ; Silva, Jorge Sa ; Silva, Ricardo ; Sreenan, Cormac ; Vassiliou, Vasos ; Voigt, Thiemo ; Wolf, Lars ; Zinonos, Zinon. / The GINSENG system for wireless monitoring and Control : design and deployment experiences. In: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. 2013 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.

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AU - Silva, Ricardo

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