A Framework for the Connectivity of an Internet of Things

Daniel Corujo, Marcelo Lebre, Diogo Gomes, Rui L. Aguiar, "A Framework for the Connectivity of an Internet of Things", Proc. IEEE Sensors, Special Session: Ambient Intelligence Technologies & Applications Session, Limerick, Ireland, Oct 2011
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Tags: 802.21, IoT, Sensors

Abstract

The evolution of telecommunications has allowed the
coupling of networking features to an ever-increasing plethora
of devices, enabling their connectivity and berthing of an
Internet of Things (IoT). However, the assorted nature of such
“things” implies disparate specifications, requirements and
interfacing, for interaction with high-level decision modules,
services and agents involved in the most distinct kind of
scenarios. The joint operation of all networkable things in a
truly integrated IoT vision requires a flexible framework able to
facilitate interfacing with different elements and concepts. In
this paper we present a framework that builds over the concept
of Media Independence, further enhancing it to encompass the
abstraction of different “things”, by providing the means for
accessing their different interfacing procedures. We highlight
the feasibility and flexibility of this framework by introducing it
into an IoT scenario, enabling a flexible way for interface
retrieval and control of different entities, paving the way for a
truly universal and dynamic connectivity vision.

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Conference: IEEE Sensors, Special Session: Ambient Intelligence Technologies & Applications Session in Limerick, Ireland