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Method for the Targeted Selection and Installation of an IoT - Platform

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Technologies and development in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) are growing rapidly. With the digitalization of industries, the importance of IoT-platforms is increasing steadily. The large number of IoT-platform providers on the market is representing a vast selection of IoT-platforms with all sorts of functionalities. Due to the vast selection of IoT-platforms, companies and users have difficulties to select a suitable IoT-platform for their application.

This paper presents the results of a method for the targeted selection and installation of an IoT-platform depending on user’s requirements. For the evaluation of IoT-platforms evaluation criteria are derived for the selection of a suitable IoT-platform. Furthermore, the method includes a guideline, which presents a feasible way for the installation. For the validation of the method a use case has been defined and a demonstrator has been developed.

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Kugler, S., Czwick, C., Nguyen, H.P.L., Anderl, R. (2021). Method for the Targeted Selection and Installation of an IoT - Platform. In: Trzcielinski, S., Mrugalska, B., Karwowski, W., Rossi, E., Di Nicolantonio, M. (eds) Advances in Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 274. Springer, Cham.

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