Special Issue "Toward people aware IoT"

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A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dominique Genoud (Website)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Techno-Pôle 3, CH - 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kastner (Website)

Automation Systems Group, Institute of Computer Aided Automation, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Fax: +43 1 58801-18391
Interests: building automation systems; smart homes; building automation networks (wired/wireless); security/safety; information modeling; integration
Guest Editor
Prof. Yann Bocchi (Website)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Techno-Pôle 3, CH - 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Florian Evéquoz (Website)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Techno-Pôle 3, CH - 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
Guest Editor
Dr. Gianluca Rizzo (Website)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Techno-Pôle 3, CH - 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dae Young Kim (Website)

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Phone: +82-42-350-3551
Guest Editor
Dr. Antonio Jara (Website)

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Techno-Pôle 3, CH - 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
Interests: Internet of things; machine-to-machine; pervasive; environment awareness; multiprotocol; assisted living; ubiquitous; ubicomp; building automation

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues

Internet of things (IoT) covers a huge scientific and technical area from RFID technologies to actual ubiquitous systems. The domain is so broad now that it embraces simple sensor or device hardware to complex communication protocols between them. It also includes pervasive and mobile computing, human computer interaction, real world modeling, or human centric validation and experience characterization.

This special issue is focused on the evolution from pure machine-to-machine interconnections to machine becoming aware of their environment and of the people. In this issue we would like to focus on understanding what should be done to improve the IoT awareness to human. The Authors are invited to submit papers from diverse fields including Human Computer Interaction, Pervasive Computing, Distributed and Mobile Computing, Sensors and Devices, Building automation, Data analytics for IoT.

Prof. Dr. Dominique Genoud
Prof. Yann Bocchi
Prof. Dr. Florian Evéquoz
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kastner
Prof. Dr. Dae Young Kim
Dr. Gianluca Rizzo
Dr. Antonio Jara
Guest Editors

Submission

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Keywords

Internet of things; machine-to-machine; pervasive; environment awareness; multiprotocol; assisted living; ubiquitous; ubicomp; building automation; data analytics.

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Open AccessArticle Towards Horizontal Architecture for Autonomic M2M Service Networks
Future Internet 2014, 6(2), 261-301; doi:10.3390/fi6020261
Received: 9 January 2014 / Revised: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 8 April 2014 / Published: 6 May 2014
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Today, increasing number of industrial application cases rely on the Machine to Machine (M2M) services exposed from physical devices. Such M2M services enable interaction of physical world with the core processes of company information systems. However, there are grand challenges related to [...] Read more.
Today, increasing number of industrial application cases rely on the Machine to Machine (M2M) services exposed from physical devices. Such M2M services enable interaction of physical world with the core processes of company information systems. However, there are grand challenges related to complexity and “vertical silos” limiting the M2M market scale and interoperability. It is here expected that horizontal approach for the system architecture is required for solving these challenges. Therefore, a set of architectural principles and key enablers for the horizontal architecture have been specified in this work. A selected set of key enablers called as autonomic M2M manager, M2M service capabilities, M2M messaging system, M2M gateways towards energy constrained M2M asset devices and creation of trust to enable end-to-end security for M2M applications have been developed. The developed key enablers have been evaluated separately in different scenarios dealing with smart metering, car sharing and electric bike experiments. The evaluation results shows that the provided architectural principles, and developed key enablers establish a solid ground for future research and seem to enable communication between objects and applications, which are not initially been designed to communicate together. The aim as the next step in this research is to create a combined experimental system to evaluate the system interoperability and performance in a more detailed manner. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Information Integration Platform for Patient-Centric Healthcare Services: Design, Prototype and Dependability Aspects
Future Internet 2014, 6(1), 126-154; doi:10.3390/fi6010126
Received: 1 November 2013 / Revised: 30 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014
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Technology innovations have pushed today’s healthcare sector to an unprecedented new level. Various portable and wearable medical and fitness devices are being sold in the consumer market to provide the self-empowerment of a healthier lifestyle to society. Many vendors provide additional cloud-based [...] Read more.
Technology innovations have pushed today’s healthcare sector to an unprecedented new level. Various portable and wearable medical and fitness devices are being sold in the consumer market to provide the self-empowerment of a healthier lifestyle to society. Many vendors provide additional cloud-based services for devices they manufacture, enabling the users to visualize, store and share the gathered information through the Internet. However, most of these services are integrated with the devices in a closed “silo” manner, where the devices can only be used with the provided services. To tackle this issue, an information integration platform (IIP) has been developed to support communications between devices and Internet-based services in an event-driven fashion by adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles and a publish/subscribe messaging pattern. It follows the “Internet of Things” (IoT) idea of connecting everyday objects to various networks and to enable the dissemination of the gathered information to the global information space through the Internet. A patient-centric healthcare service environment is chosen as the target scenario for the deployment of the platform, as this is a domain where IoT can have a direct positive impact on quality of life enhancement. This paper describes the developed platform, with emphasis on dependability aspects, including availability, scalability and security. Full article
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