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Defining the stack for service delivery models and interoperability in the Internet of Things: A practical case with OpenIoT-VDK


Martin Serrano, Hoan Nguyen, Danh Le Phuoc, Manfred Hauswirth, John Soldatos, Nikos Kefalakis, Prem Jayaraman, Arkady Zaslavsky

Publication Type: 
Refereed Review Article
This paper introduces the stack for service delivery models and interoperability in the Internet of Things. The main characteristics and functional layers of the IoT Stack are described. The applicability of the IoT stack is described based on particular use cases and deployed pilots. The validation of the IoT Stack in terms of functionality and adaptation at different IoT particular areas is based on the Virtual Development Kit (VDK) developed and implemented within the framework of the OpenIoT project, OpenIoT project is the awarded Internet of Things open source rookie of the year by BlackDuck Software Co. ( The methods and standards that boosted OpenIoT-VDK implementation are described in this paper. An instance of the OpenIoT-VDK process is described as practical use case demonstrating being an IoT platform with autonomic behaviour. OpenIoT-VDK creates IoT instances, analyses the IoT stack dependencies and resolves them following interoperability principles. The OpenIoT-VDK instance deploys IoT service delivery models facilitating the validation of use cases by using the OpenIoT platform. As proof of concept, a delivered IoT service using open data from OpenIoT local instantiation is described.
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Publication Status: 
In Press
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2015
Publication Date: 
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Telecommunications (IEEE JSAC) I.F. 4.138 (2014)
Research Group: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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