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Sensors 2016, 16(12), 2038; doi:10.3390/s16122038

A Framework to Implement IoT Network Performance Modelling Techniques for Network Solution Selection

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School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Delaney, D.Y.; O’Hare, G.M.P. Modelling the Performance of a WSN with Regard to the Physical Features Exhibited by the Network. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, IDCS 2014, Calabria, Italy, 22–24 September 2014; Volume 8729, pp. 312–324.
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Received: 29 July 2016 / Revised: 14 November 2016 / Accepted: 18 November 2016 / Published: 1 December 2016
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Abstract

No single network solution for Internet of Things (IoT) networks can provide the required level of Quality of Service (QoS) for all applications in all environments. This leads to an increasing number of solutions created to fit particular scenarios. Given the increasing number and complexity of solutions available, it becomes difficult for an application developer to choose the solution which is best suited for an application. This article introduces a framework which autonomously chooses the best solution for the application given the current deployed environment. The framework utilises a performance model to predict the expected performance of a particular solution in a given environment. The framework can then choose an apt solution for the application from a set of available solutions. This article presents the framework with a set of models built using data collected from simulation. The modelling technique can determine with up to 85% accuracy the solution which performs the best for a particular performance metric given a set of solutions. The article highlights the fractured and disjointed practice currently in place for examining and comparing communication solutions and aims to open a discussion on harmonising testing procedures so that different solutions can be directly compared and offers a framework to achieve this within IoT networks. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; performance; modelling; standardised testing; framework Internet of Things; performance; modelling; standardised testing; framework
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Delaney, D.T.; O’Hare, G.M.P. A Framework to Implement IoT Network Performance Modelling Techniques for Network Solution Selection. Sensors 2016, 16, 2038.

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