Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks within a City Cloud

Petrolo R, Mitton N, Soldatos J, Hauswirth M, Schiele G
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Abstract—Smart City solutions are currently based on multiple architectures, standards and platforms, which have led to a highly fragmented landscape. In order to allow cities to share data across systems and coordinate processes across domains, it is essential to break these silos. A way to achieve the purpose is sensor virtualization, discovery and data restitution. In this paper, a federation of FIT IoT-LAB within OpenIoT is presented. OpenIoT is a middleware that enables the collection of data streams from multiple heterogeneous geographically dispersed data sources, as well as their semantic unification and streaming with a cloud infrastructure. Future Internet of Things IoTLAB (FIT IoT-LAB) provides a very large scale infrastructure facility suitable for testing small wireless sensor devices and heterogeneous communicating objects. The integration proposed represents a way to reduce the gap existing in the Internet of Things (IoT) fragmentation, and, moreover, allows users to develop smart city applications by interacting directly with sensors at different layers. We illustrate it through a basic temperature monitoring application to show its efficiency. 

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Moving Towards Interoperable Internet-of-Things Deployments in Smart Cities

Gregor Schiele, John Soldatos and Nathalie Mitton
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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ERCIM News July 2014

The July 2014 edition of ERCIM News, reports on current smart city research with a keynote by Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. VITAL is featured in the special edition with an article about interoperability in smart city systems. ERCIM News is an open access magazine providing a forum for the exchange of information with the wider European Scientific Community in Information Technology. ERCIM News is published quarterly. The printed edition of the current issue has a circulation of about 9,000 copies.

Towards a Cloud of Things Smart City

R. Petrolo, V. Loscri, N. Mitton, Guest Editors: Mischa Dohler and Periklis Chatzimisios.
Monday, September 1, 2014

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Towards a Smart City based on a Cloud of Things

Petrolo R, Loscri V, Mitton N
Monday, August 18, 2014
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Abstract: Smart City represents one of the most promising and prominent Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In the last few years, indeed, smart city concept has played an important role in academic and industry fields, with the development and deployment of various middleware platforms. However, this expansion has followed distinct approaches creating, therefore, a fragmented scenario, in which different IoT ecosystems are not able to communicate between them. To fill this gap, there is a need to re-visit the smart city IoT semantic and offer a global common approach. To this purpose, this paper browses the semantic annotation of the sensors in the cloud, and innovative services can be implemented and considered by bridging Clouds and Internet of Things. Things-like semantic will be considered to perform the aggregation of heterogeneous resources by defining the Clouds of Things paradigm. We survey the smart city vision, providing information on the main requirements and highlighting the benefits of integrating different IoT ecosystems within the cloud under this new CoT vision. This paper also discusses relevant challenges in this research area.

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Towards a smart city based on cloud of things, a survey on the smart city vision and paradigms

Riccardo Petrolo, Valeria Loscrì, Nathalie Mitton
Monday, March 9, 2015
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Smart city represents one of the most promising, prominent and challenging Internet of Things (IoT) applications [1]. In the last few years, indeed, the smart city concept has played an important role in academic and industry fields, with the development and deployment of various middleware platforms and IoT-based infrastructures. However, this expansion has followed distinct approaches creating, therefore, a fragmented scenario, in which different IoT ecosystems are not able to communicate between them. To fill this gap, there is a need to re-visit the smart city IoT semantic and to offer a global common approach. To this purpose, this paper browses the semantic annotation of the sensors in Cloud, and innovative services can be implemented and considered by bridging Cloud of Things (CoT) and IoT. Things like semantic will be considered to perform the aggregation of heterogeneous resources by defining the CoT paradigm. We survey the smart city vision, providing information on the main requirements and highlighting the benefits of integrating different IoT ecosystems within Cloud under this new CoT vision. This paper also discusses relevant challenges in this research area. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Access the document here.