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

Addresses: 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.2017.085717

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

Available online: 27 Jun 2017 *

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