Enabling IoT ecosystems through platform interoperability

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Bröring, Arne ; Schmid, Stefan ; Schindhelm, Corina-Kim ; Khelil, Abdelmajid ; Kabisch, Sebastian ; Kramer, Denis ; Le Phuoc, Danh ; Mitic, Jelena ; Anicic, Darko ; Teniente López, Ernest (2017)
  • Journal: volume 34, issue 1, pages 54-61 (issn: 0740-7459)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1109/MS.2017.2
  • Subject: Programari -- Disseny | Software development | IoT ecosystems | BIG IoT | Software patterns | Bridging the interoperability gap of the IoT | Interoperability | Semantics | IoT | Software architecture | Internet de les coses | Internet of things | :Informàtica::Enginyeria del software [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC] | Software engineering

Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) comprises vertically oriented platforms for things. Developers who want to use them need to negotiate access individually and adapt to the platform-specific API and information models. Having to perform these actions for each platform often outweighs the possible gains from adapting applications to multiple platforms. This fragmentation of the IoT and the missing interoperability result in high entry barriers for developers and prevent the emergence of broadly accepted IoT ecosystems. The BIG IoT (Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the IoT) project aims to ignite an IoT ecosystem as part of the European Platforms Initiative. As part of the project, researchers have devised an IoT ecosystem architecture. It employs five interoperability patterns that enable cross-platform interoperability and can help establish successful IoT ecosystems. Peer Reviewed
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