A Service Based Architecture for Multidisciplinary IoT Experiments with Crowdsourced Resources
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- Alexandrou P. et al. (2016) A Service Based Architecture for Multidisciplinary IoT Experiments with Crowdsourced Resources. In: Mitton N., Loscri V., Mouradian A. (eds) Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks. ADHOC-NOW 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9724. Springer, Cham
Research on emerging networking paradigms, such as Mobile Crowdsensing Systems, requires new types of experiments to be conducted and an increasing spectrum of devices to be supported by experimenting facilities. In this work, we present a service based architecture for IoT testbeds which (a) exposes the operations of a testbed as services by following the Testbed as a Service (TBaaS) paradigm; (b) enables diverse facilities to be federated in a scalable and standardized way and (c) enables the seamless integration of crowdsourced resources (e.g. smartphones and wearables) and their abstraction as regular IoT resources. The architecture enables an experimenter to access a diverse set of resources and orchestrate experiments via a common interface by hiding the underlying heterogeneity and complexity. This way, the field of IoT experimentation with real resources is further promoted and broadened to also address researchers from other fields and disciplines.