Policy-Based Consensus Data Aggregation for the Internet of Things

  • Firas Al-Doghman
  • Zenon ChaczkoEmail author
  • Alina Rakhi Ajayan
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 15)


The new trend of the Internet of Things brings a whole breed of opportunities and applications. Within it, a massive amount of data coming from heterogeneous sources travel in a bidirectional way. Data aggregation is one of the most efficient ways to mitigate Big Data. However, using one type of aggregation within a net-work at all times is not an optimal option. Various network situations require different aggregation functions at different times. We introduce a policy-based data aggregation framework that can handle this issue by referring to a policy when executing the aggregation strategy. An agreement process is used to reach consensus about the aggregation function that is to be applied on the network (or part of it) at a specific time. Participants are to negotiate the policy terms based on the current network status and the nature of the coming requests. The framework represents a promising scope for fully automated IoT.


Data aggregation Internet of Things IoT Consensus Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Firas Al-Doghman
    • 1
  • Zenon Chaczko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alina Rakhi Ajayan
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ITUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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