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, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 1071–1091 | Cite as

BETaaS: A Platform for Development and Execution of Machine-to-Machine Applications in the Internet of Things

  • Carlo VallatiEmail author
  • Enzo Mingozzi
  • Giacomo Tanganelli
  • Novella Buonaccorsi
  • Nicola Valdambrini
  • Nikolaos Zonidis
  • Belén Martínez
  • Alessandro Mamelli
  • Davide Sommacampagna
  • Bayu Anggorojati
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
  • Neeli Prasad
  • Francisco Javier Nieto
  • Oliver Barreto Rodriguez
Article

Abstract

The integration of everyday objects into the Internet represents the foundation of the forthcoming Internet of Things (IoT). Smart objects will be the building blocks of the next generation of applications that will exploit interaction between machines to implement enhanced services with minimum or no human intervention in the loop. A crucial factor to enable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications is a horizontal service infrastructure that seamlessly integrates existing IoT heterogeneous systems. The authors present BETaaS, a framework that enables horizontal M2M deployments. BETaaS is based on a distributed service infrastructure built on top of an overlay network of gateways that allows seamless integration of existing IoT systems. The platform enables easy deployment of applications by exposing to developers a service oriented interface to access things (according to a Things-as-a-Service model) regardless of the technology and the physical infrastructure they belong to.

Keywords

IoT platforms M2M Local cloud Fog computing  Context awareness 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been carried out within the activities of the project “Building the Environment for the Things-as-a-Service (BETaaS)”, which is a project co-founded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (Grant No. 317674).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Vallati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Enzo Mingozzi
    • 1
  • Giacomo Tanganelli
    • 1
  • Novella Buonaccorsi
    • 2
  • Nicola Valdambrini
    • 2
  • Nikolaos Zonidis
    • 3
  • Belén Martínez
    • 4
  • Alessandro Mamelli
    • 5
  • Davide Sommacampagna
    • 5
  • Bayu Anggorojati
    • 6
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
    • 6
  • Neeli Prasad
    • 6
  • Francisco Javier Nieto
    • 7
  • Oliver Barreto Rodriguez
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Intecs S.p.A.PisaItaly
  3. 3.CONVERGE ICT Solutions and Services SAAthensGreece
  4. 4.Tecnalia Research and InnovationDerioSpain
  5. 5.Hewlett-Packard Italiana s.r.l.Cernusco sul NaviglioItaly
  6. 6.Center for TeleInFrastrukturAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  7. 7.Research and InnovationATOSBilbaoSpain
  8. 8.Research and InnovationATOSMadridSpain

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