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Internet-of-Things: IoT Architectures as Crucial Element in the Future Internet

Session Organisers

Martin Serrano NUIG-DERI, undefinedmartin.serrano(at)
John Soldatos AIT, undefinedjsol(at)
Nikos Kefalakis AIT, undefinednkef(at)
Manfred Hauswirth NUIG-DERI, undefinedmanfred.hauswirth(at)

Session Description

The emerging Internet-of-Things (IoT) infrastructures will be an essential building block of the Future Internet (FI), which will enable trillions of objects to pervasively interface with each  other, as well as with humans. The integration of IoT into the FI is propelled by their on-going convergence with cloud computing infrastructures, as a means to facilitate elastic storage and timely processing of BigData. At the same time their convergence with the semantic web is enabling exchange and interoperability of data across Future Internet architectures.

The main goal of this session is to explore and discuss emerging IoT architectures as building blocks of the Future Internet (FI). The session will discuss different proposals on IoT architectures, with particular emphasis on standardisation activities and open source solutions, along with how they interface to other elements of the FI architecture. To this end, the session brings together representatives/experts from the EC IERC cluster, standardization bodies, the industry and the open source community. Rather than general presentations and discussions focusing on reviewing the state-of-the-art, the session will endeavour to present concrete architecture solutions for specific problems and applications.

This session has three main objectives:

(a) To present the state-of-the-art on Internet-of-Things Architectures (and their implementation), including efforts undertaken in the IERC cluster, the standardization bodies and the open source community.

(b) To explore the practicality and the merit of holistic integrated IoT architectures and to compare their potential with the wide range of ad-hoc silo architectures that are currently developed to serve specific applications.

(c) To identify the next steps in the development of IoT architectures, with emphasis on solutions that will facilitate the development of Internet-of-Things solutions useful and their integration to the emerging Future Internet Architecture(s).


Opening Position Statements (55’)

4 min – Welcome and Introduction, undefinedMartin Serrano (OpenIoT, DERI NUI Galway, Ireland)
8 min – IoT initiatives in the UK, undefinedMaurizio Pilu (UK’s Technology Strategy Board)
8 min – Towards a Reference IoT Architecture, undefinedAlessandro Bassi (IoT-A, Nice, France)
8 min – Interoperability in IoT and FI Architectures, undefinedPhilippe Cousin (eglobalmark, Nice, France)
8 min – IoT Standards and their Role in Specific Applications, undefinedPatrick Guillemin (ETSI, Sophia Antipolis, France)
8 min – Naming, Addressing and Discovery Perspectives in IoT Architectures, undefinedJohn Soldatos (IERC-AC2, AIT, Athens, Greece)
8 min – IoT Open Source Solutions, undefinedArkady Zaslavsky (OpenIoT, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)
3 min – Review of Main Notes and Key Issues/questions introduced by the Talks towards the panel discussions, Martin Serrano (OpenIoT, DERI NUI Galway, Ireland)

Panel Discussions (65’)

Panel 1: Holistic Integrated IoT Architecture(s) or IoT architecture silos for specific applications? (30’)

Participants: Maurizio Pilu, Alessandro Bassi, Antonio Skarmeta , John Soldatos (rapporteur) 

Main topics to be discussed: Pros and cons of generic architecture models (with specific examples), Pros and cons of application specific silos (with specific examples), naming and addressing solutions (in generic architectures and silo solutions), next steps and outlook in IoT architecture development

Panel 2: IoT Standards and Open Source Solutions in the Future Internet (30’) 

Participants: Philippe Cousin, Patrick Guillemin, Arkady Zaslavsky, Martin Serrano (rapporteur)

Main topics to be discussed: Standardization efforts towards generic architectures, Standards solutions for specific application domains and use cases, Role of open source solutions and the open source community, next steps and outlook in IoT standardization and open source efforts

5 min – Wrap-up, Minutes closing and way forward - undefinedMartin Serrano (OpenIoT, DERI NUI Galway, Ireland)