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Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1452;

MinT: Middleware for Cooperative Interaction of Things

Department of Computer Information and Communication Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Gangwondo 200-701, Korea
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Received: 14 April 2017 / Revised: 16 June 2017 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published: 20 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Paradigms in Data Sensing and Processing for Edge Computing)
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This paper proposes an Internet of Things (IoT) middleware called Middleware for Cooperative Interaction of Things (MinT). MinT supports a fully distributed IoT environment in which IoT devices directly connect to peripheral devices easily construct a local or global network, and share their data in an energy efficient manner. MinT provides a sensor abstract layer, a system layer and an interaction layer. These enable integrated sensing device operations, efficient resource management, and active interconnection between peripheral IoT devices. In addition, MinT provides a high-level API to develop IoT devices easily for IoT device developers. We aim to enhance the energy efficiency and performance of IoT devices through the performance improvements offered by MinT resource management and request processing. The experimental results show that the average request rate increased by 25% compared to Californium, which is a middleware for efficient interaction in IoT environments with powerful performance, an average response time decrease of 90% when resource management was used, and power consumption decreased by up to 68%. Finally, the proposed platform can reduce the latency and power consumption of IoT devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things (IoT); middleware; distributed; performance Internet of Things (IoT); middleware; distributed; performance

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