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Title: An M2M gateway-centric architecture for autonomic healing and optimising of machine-to-machine overlay networks


Authors: Amine Dhraief; Abdelfettah Belghith; Hassan Mathkour; Khalil Drira


HANA Research Laboratory, University of Manouba, 2010 La Manouba, Tunisia
College of Computer and Infomation Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
College of Computer and Infomation Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh 11543, Saudi Arabia
CNRS, LAAS, 7 avenue du colonel Roche, F-31400 Toulouse, France Univ de Toulouse, LAAS, F-31400 Toulouse, France


Abstract: The machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, is expected to be one of the most promising revenue-generating services. However, to ensure the wide spread of this technology, M2M communications should be secure, fault-tolerant and self-managed. In this work, we add to the M2M gateway the self-healing and self-optimising autonomic capabilities. We couple at the M2M gateway level the host identity protocol (HIP) with the reachability protocol (REAP). REAP enables a selfhealed M2M communication as it detects possible failures and rehomes an M2M session to a new overlay path. We modify REAP to ensure self-optimised M2M communications. REAP continuously monitors M2M overlay paths and always selects the best available ones. We implement our solution on the OMNeT++ simulator. Results show that M2M sessions effectively resume after an outage. Results also highlight that M2M sessions autonomically select the best available M2M overlay paths.


Keywords: M2M; machine-to-machine; M2M gateway; overlay network; autonomic management; HIP; host identity protocal; REAP; reachability protocol; OMNeT++.


DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2015.10001739


Int. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2017 Vol.26, No.1, pp.12 - 28


Available online: 27 Jun 2017



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