Time-centric and resource-driven composition for the Internet of Things

Maamar, Zakaria, Faci, Noura, Al-Khafajiy, Mohammed and Dohan, Murtada (2021) Time-centric and resource-driven composition for the Internet of Things. Internet of Things, 16 . p. 100460. ISSN 2542-6605

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iot.2021.100460

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT), one of the fastest growing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), is playing a major role in provisioning contextualized, smart services to end-users and organizations. To sustain this role, many challenges must be tackled with focus in this paper on the design and development of thing composition. The complex nature of today’s needs requires groups of things, and not separate things, to work together to satisfy these needs. By analogy with other ICTs like Web services, thing composition is specified with a model that uses dependencies to decide upon things that will do what, where, when, and why. Two types of dependencies are adopted, regular that schedule the execution chronology of things and special that coordinate the operations of things when they run into obstacles like unavailability of resources to use. Both resource use and resource availability are specified in compliance with Allen’s time intervals upon which reasoning takes place. This reasoning is technically demonstrated through a system extending EdgeCloudSim and backed with a set of experiments.

Keywords:Allen’s time interval, Composition, Dependency, EdgeCloudSim, IoT, Resource
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G411 Computer Architectures
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G420 Networks and Communications
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:47573
Deposited On:21 Dec 2021 16:01

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