Enabling Things to Talk

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IoT Reference Architecture

  • Martin BauerAffiliated withNEC Europe Ltd., NEC Laboratories Europe, Software & Services Research Division Email author 
  • , Mathieu BoussardAffiliated withAlcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
  • , Nicola BuiAffiliated withConsorzio Ferrara Ricerche
  • , Jourik De LoofAffiliated withAlcatel-Lucent Bell N.V.
  • , Carsten MagerkurthAffiliated withSAP AG
  • , Stefan MeissnerAffiliated withUniversity of Surrey
  • , Andreas NettsträterAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML
  • , Julinda StefaAffiliated withUniversità Sapienza di Roma
  • , Matthias ThomaAffiliated withSAP AG
    • , Joachim W. WalewskiAffiliated withSiemens AG


In this chapter we present our IoT Reference Architecture. This IoT Reference Architecture is, among others, designed as a reference for the generation of compliant IoT concrete architectures that are tailored to one’s specific needs. For other usages of the IoT Architectural Reference Model see Chap.​ 3.