Title: Coordinated message delivery in partially connected local association networks for the 'Internet of Things'

Authors: Tianle Zhang, Shuihua Han, Zongwei Luo, Junyuan Liang

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China. ' School of Management, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China. ' E-Business Technology Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. ' Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Abstract: The traditional internet commonly is wired with machine-to-machine persistent connections. Evolving towards mobile and wireless pervasive networks, the internet has to entertain dynamic, transient and changing interconnections. The vision of the Internet of Things (IOT) furthers technology development by creating an interactive environment where smart objects are connected and can sense and react to the environment. The resulting event flooding in such an IOT environment has aroused interest in research in network architecture and topologies where the events can be filtered to meet event-intensive application requirements. In this paper, we will introduce a Local Association Network (LAN) with a coordinated P2P message delivery mechanism. This LAN is tested and validated as suitable building block for the IOT.

Keywords: RFID; Internet of Things; IoT; local association networks; message delivery; radio frequency identification; P2P messages; peer-to-peer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRFITA.2011.039783

International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2011 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.54 - 69

Published online: 13 Mar 2015 *

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