An Energy Efficient Layer for Event-Based Communications in Web-of-Things Frameworks

  • Gérôme Bovet
  • Jean Hennebert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 240)


Leveraging on the Web-of-Things (WoT) allows standardizing the access of things from an application level point of view. The protocols of the Web and especially HTTP are offering new ways to build mashups of things consisting of sensors and actuators. Two communication protocols are now emerging in the WoT domain for event-based data exchang, namely WebSockets and RESTful APIs. In this work, we motivate and demonstrate the use of a hybrid layer able to choose dynamically the most energy efficient protocol.


Web-of-things RESTful services WebSockets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LTCITelecom ParisTechParisFrance
  2. 2.ICT InstituteUniversity of Applied Sciences of Western SwitzerlandFribourgSwitzerland

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