Platforms and Protocols for the Internet of Things

Journal Title: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things - Year 2015, Vol 1, Issue 1


Building a general architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) is a very complex task, exacerbated by the extremely large variety of devices, link layer technologies, and services that may be involved in such a system. In this paper, we identify the main blocks of a generic IoT architecture, describing their features and requirements, and analyze the most common approaches proposed in the literature for each block. In particular, we compare three of the most important communication technologies for IoT purposes, i.e., REST, MQTT, and AMQP, and we also analyze three IoT platforms: openHAB, Sentilo, and Parse. The analysis will prove the importance of adopting an integrated approach that jointly addresses several issues and is able to flexibly accommodate the requirements of the various elements of the system. We also discuss a use case which illustrates the design challenges and the choices to make when selecting which protocols and technologies to use.

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Chiara Pielli, Daniel Zucchetto, Andrea Andrea Zanella, Lorenzo Vangelista, Michele Zorzi


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Chiara Pielli, Daniel Zucchetto, Andrea Andrea Zanella, Lorenzo Vangelista, Michele Zorzi (2015). Platforms and Protocols for the Internet of Things. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things, 1(1), -.