IoT 18(14): e3

Research Article

Publication and Discovery of Things in the Internet of Things

Download111 downloads
  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.20-12-2018.156082,
        author={Naseem Ibrahim},
        title={Publication and Discovery of Things in the Internet of Things},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={4},
        number={14},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2018},
        month={12},
        keywords={Internet of Things, Service-oriented Architecture, Context, Publication, Discovery},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-12-2018.156082}
    }
    
  • Naseem Ibrahim
    Year: 2018
    Publication and Discovery of Things in the Internet of Things
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-12-2018.156082
Naseem Ibrahim1,*
  • 1: Penn State Behrend, Erie PA, USA
*Contact email: nii1@psu.edu

Abstract

A large number of IoT platforms have been introduced in the last few years. The major issue with available platforms is that they view Things as private property. But this view is short sighted. A Thing should be viewed as a service or a functionality provider. The Thing owner should be able to publish Thing information and make it public. On the other hand, Thing requesters should be able to discover available Things. Our research is concerned with introducing an architecture that supports the publication and discovery of Things. This architecture will enable Thing owners to publish Thing specification and Thing requesters to find Things that best matches their needs. The main contribution of this paper is an SOA Context-aware Architecture for the publication and discovery of Things. This paper formally defines an architecture for Things and queries. Also, this paper presents two XML languages that supports the publication and query of Things.