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Overcoming the Heterogeneity in the Internet of Things for Smart Cities

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
In the past few years, the viability of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology has been demonstrated, leading to increased possibilities for novel human-centric services in the smart cities. This development has resulted in numerous approaches being proposed for harnessing IoT for smart city applications. Having received a significant attention by the research community and industry, IoT adaptation has gained momentum. IoT-enabled applications are being rapidly developed in a number of domains such as energy management, waste management, traffic control, mobility, healthcare, ambient assisted living, etc. On the other hand, this high-speed development and adaptation has resulted in the emergence of heterogeneous IoT architectures, standards, middlewares, and applications. This heterogeneity is hindrance in the realization of a much anticipated IoT global eco-system. Hence, the heterogeneity (from hardware level to application level) is a critical issue that needs high-priority and must be resolved as early as possible. In this article, we present and discuss the modelling of heterogeneous IoT data streams in order to overcome the challenge of heterogeneity. The data model is used within the VITAL project which is an open source IoT system of systems. The main objective of the VITAL platform is to enable rapid development of cross-platform and cross-context IoT based applications for smart cities.
Conference Name: 
InterOSS-IoT 2016: Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things
Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things. InterOSS-IoT 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10218. Springer, Cham
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vol 10218
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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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