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Towards the Cross-Domain Interoperability of IoT Platforms - EuCNC, 30 Jun 2016, Athens, Greece


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Presentation of the H2020 symbIoTe project during the 25th Edition of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC;, Athens, Greece. More info at

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Towards the Cross-Domain Interoperability of IoT Platforms - EuCNC, 30 Jun 2016, Athens, Greece

  1. 1. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium Towards the Cross-Domain Interoperability of IoT Platforms Sergios Soursos, Intracom SA Telecom Solutions EuCNC 2016, 27-30 June, Athens
  2. 2. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium2 • Increase of connected smart devices – reports from CISCO, Gartner, … • Estimated growth of IoT business – reports from CISCO, GSMA, … • Vertical, specialized IoT platforms – domain-specific & isolated  barriers IoT landscape
  3. 3. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium3 • Need for cross-domain apps – Strategic partnerships, federations, etc.. • Collocation of platforms – Inefficiencies, high costs • Operation/maintenance of e2e infrastructure – High market barriers • Will a single standard/technology/ protocol prevail? Motivation
  4. 4. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium4 IoT Platform Federation Domain Enablers Sharing of IoT resources New Business Models Beyond Vertical Solutions - Challenges
  5. 5. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium5 • Through federations, IoT solutions can – provide cross-domain solutions – share / use external resources • Federations don’t enforce decisions on platforms – Rather decide on the inter-platform communication, common semantic model for meta-data, etc.. • Interoperability can be achieved in diff levels – Cloud level (mediation or direct) – Gateway level (direct) IoT Platform Federations
  6. 6. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium6 • Need to address cross-domain, everyday life needs • Wrap platform offerings in a “Sensing as a Service” manner under domain enablers – Not necessarily give access to raw data or single sensors/actuators • Application developers can use domain enablers to create cross-domain apps – also IoT platforms can use domain enablers Domain enablers
  7. 7. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium7 • Plethora of devices  heavy equipment footprint • Collocation of devices  reduce deployment costs • Collocated IoT platforms can – cooperate by opening APIs in a SaaS manner – collaborate by sharing physical resources • Resource bartering/trading aspects – sustainability of solutions Sharing of resources
  8. 8. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium8 • Federations bring new considerations in the IoT value chain – Stakeholders to enable federations? • Bilateral collaborations – SLAs for resource sharing • Wider federations – New role: virtual IoT (vIoT) provider • Broker, clearing point, marketplace for domain enables – New stakeholder? • Move competition away from “own platforms” – focus on innovative applications New business models
  9. 9. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium9 • symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments • aims at the collaboration of vertical IoT platforms towards the creation of cross- domain applications The symbIoTe Approach
  10. 10. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium10 • Cross-layer approach based on IoT stack – Cloud  gateway  smart devices Tech Overview Cooperation and resource discovery across platforms Federation of platforms; resource bartering/trading Dynamic device discovery; sharing of wireless medium; sharing resources Device roaming; self-organization of devices
  11. 11. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium11 • symbIoTe: not yet another IoT platform – enable cooperation between platforms • Synergies – mapping to IoT-A ARM’s functional model – consider OneM2M, OGC’s SensorThings and W3C’s Web of Things Interest Group for IoT interoperability – use OpenIoT platform as reference IoT platform • Invest on Open Source – attract developers community in early stages Architectural considerations
  12. 12. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium12 Use Cases Use Case Focus Smart Residence Interoperability of collocated deployments within smart spaces Smart Campus IoT platform federation within the cloud domain Smart Stadium Interoperability of cooperative platforms at the application domain Smart Mobility and Ecological Routing Interoperability of cooperative platforms at the application domain; potential for resource bartering/trading Smart Yachting Interoperability of cooperative platforms at the application domain with time- and safety-critical requirements
  13. 13. © 2016 – The symbIoTe Consortium Thank you! @symbiote_h2020 Questions?