Towards Device Interoperability in an Heterogeneous Internet of Things Environment

  • Pavel Pscheidl
  • Richard Cimler
  • Hana Tomášková
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10449)


Internet of Things can be viewed as a global network of devices with capabilities of autonomous communication. This is one step ahead of current state, where automatic mutual service communication without human interference is limited. This paper evaluates possibilities of extending nowadays commonly used protocols to achieve higher level of autonomous device communication. It is presumed that fully automatic machine to machine communication and understanding is not yet technologically possible. Several ways of extending current communication protocols by semantic metadata are described and their impact on device communication evaluated.


Internet of Things Virtual device Meta-data Protocols Device Interoperability 



The support of the Specific Research Project at FIM UHK is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Pscheidl
    • 1
  • Richard Cimler
    • 2
  • Hana Tomášková
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research (CBAR)University of Hradec KraloveHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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