Interoperability, Safety and Security in IoT. Third International Conference, InterIoT 2017, and Fourth International Conference, SaSeIot 2017, Valencia, Spain, November 6-7, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Standardizable Network Architecture Supporting Interoperability in the Smart City Internet of Things

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-93797-7_5,
        author={Cathryn Peoples},
        title={A Standardizable Network Architecture Supporting Interoperability in the Smart City Internet of Things},
        proceedings={Interoperability, Safety and Security in IoT. Third International Conference, InterIoT 2017, and Fourth International Conference, SaSeIot 2017, Valencia, Spain, November 6-7, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERIOT \& SASEIOT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Internet of Things (IoT) interoperability Context data Network protocols Quality of Service (QoS) Smart city Standardization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-93797-7_5}
    }
    
  • Cathryn Peoples
    Year: 2018
    A Standardizable Network Architecture Supporting Interoperability in the Smart City Internet of Things
    INTERIOT & SASEIOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93797-7_5
Cathryn Peoples1,*
  • 1: Ulster University
*Contact email: c.peoples@ulster.ac.uk

Abstract

An increase of 2.5 billion people is expected in urban areas by 2050, when 66% of the world population will reside here. It is therefore reasonable to assume a parallel growth in the smart city Internet of Things (IoT). A challenge, however, is presented in the interoperability between the devices deployed, limited due to the ad hoc and proprietary ways which systems have been rolled out to date. A standardized network infrastructure specific to the IoT can work towards resolving the challenges. This approach to operation, however, raises questions with regard to how an architecture may support different devices and applications simultaneously, and additionally be extensible to accommodate applications and devices not available at the time of the framework’s development. In this paper, these questions are explored, and an IoT infrastructure which accommodates the interoperability communication constraints and challenges today is proposed.