Thing Federation as a Service: Foundations and Demonstration

Maamar, Zakaria, Boukadi, Khouloud, Ugljanin, Emir , Baker, Thar, Asim, Muhammad, Al-Khafajiy, Mohammed, Benslimane, Djamal and El Alaoui El Abdallaoui, Hasna (2018) Thing Federation as a Service: Foundations and Demonstration. In: International Conference on Model and Data Engineering.

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This paper presents the design and implementation guidelines of thing federation-as-a-service. The large and growing number of things compliant with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) principles need to be “harnessed” so, that, things’ collective over individual behaviors prevail. A federation gathers necessary things together according to the needs and requirements of the situation that this federation is tasked to handle. Two types of federations exist: planned whose things are all known at design-time and ad-hoc whose things are known after a competitive selection at run-time. In this paper, federations handle situations about emergency services that involve different stakeholders with different backgrounds raising the complexity of ensuring a successful delivery of these services. A system for patient emergency transfer following a tunnel closure is implemented demonstrating the technical doability of thing federation-as-a-service.

Keywords:Thing Federation, Internet of Things (IoT), Emergency services, Federation-as-a-Service
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G411 Computer Architectures
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:47571
Deposited On:16 Feb 2022 13:11

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