Title: Resource and service virtualisation in M2M and IoT platforms

Authors: Panagiotis Karkazis; Panagiotis Trakadas; Theodore Zahariadis; Ioannis Chatzigiannakis; Mischa Dohler; Andrea Vitaletti; Athanasios Antoniou; Helen Catherine Leligou; Lambros Sarakis

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Evia, Greece ' Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy, Greece ' Electrical Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Evia, Greece ' Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece; Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering (DIAG), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy ' King's College London, UK ' WLAB, Italy ' Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece ' Electrical Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Evia, Greece ' Electrical Engineering Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Evia, Greece

Abstract: Decoupling hardware, software and service provisioning through principles of virtualisation has enabled the exponential uptake of today's internet. The currently emerging internet of things (IoT), be it through its more academic embodiment of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) or more industrial embodiment of machine-to-machine networks, is, however, still fragmented due to dispersed business models, isolated administrative control, heterogeneity of devices and platforms, proprietary communications protocols, different economic interest of stakeholders and a lack of well-crafted solutions for data, information and knowledge exchange. This work presents a novel platform supporting different aspects of WSN virtualisation to cope with requirements dictated by diverse IoT application domains. It introduces beyond state of the art technological advancements following the recent standardisation efforts in this research area. The implementation of the platform and its validation through a representative real-life application scenario exploring different virtualisation facets are also reported.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; WSNs; virtual sensor networks; resource virtualisation; service platforms; real world internet; service virtualisation; M2M networks; machine-to-machine; IoT; Internet of Things; standardisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEI.2015.069897

International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, 2015 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.205 - 224

Available online: 15 Jun 2015 *

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