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Architecting the Internet of Things: State of the Art

Abdmeziem, Mohammed Riyadh; Romdhani, Imed; Tandjaoui, Djamel


Mohammed Riyadh Abdmeziem

Djamel Tandjaoui


A. Koubaa

E. Shakshuki


Internet of things (IoT) constitutes one of the most important technological development in the last decade. It has the potential to deeply affect our life style. However, its success relies greatly on a well-defined architecture that will provide scalable, dynamic, and secure basement to its deployment. In fact, several challenges stand between the conceptual idea of IoT, and the full deployment of its applications into our daily life. IoT deployment is closely related to the establishment of a standard architecture. This architecture should support future extensions, and covers IoT characteristics such as distributivity, interoperability, and scalability. A well defined, scalable, backward compatible, and secure architecture is required to bring the IoT concept closer to reality. In the literature, several architectures have been proposed. Nevertheless, each architecture brings a share of drawbacks, and fails covering all IoT characteristics. In this chapter, we review the main proposed architectures for the Internet of Things, highlighting their adequacy with respect to IoT requirements. Firstly, we present IoT building blocks. Then, we introduce the high level architecture of IoT before diving into the details of each proposed architecture. In addition, we introduce a classification of the reviewed architectures based on their technical aspects, and their ability to match IoT characteristics. Finally, based on the main shortcomings of the proposed architectures, we conclude with some design ideas for shaping the future IoT.

Online Publication Date Aug 18, 2015
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Feb 25, 2015
Electronic ISSN 2198-4190
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Pages 55-75
Book Title Robots and Sensor Clouds; Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
ISBN 9783319221670; 9783319221687
Keywords Internet of things; robotics; sensors; internet infrastructure;
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