Abstract: In this work, we develop an IPv6 enabled smart building test-bed facility, by combining sensing and communication devices and functionalities. We address the InternetofThings paradigm by using diverse heterogeneous devices such as smartphones, sensor motes, NFC technology and traditional electrical devices, each one serving a specific role in the test-bed facility. Also, we extend a basic actuation component by making it self-aware, in terms of supported resources. Those enhancements allow us to enrich the test-bed’s capabilities in terms of M2M communication, portability and decentralization of the actuation process. Finally, we provide a simple smart room scenario for a tunable combination of energy eciency and comfort, which automatically adjusts the room’s light level based on ambient conditions and user preferences and demonstrate the feasibility of our system.
Abstract: As the InternetofThings (IOT) arises, the use of
low-end devices on a daily basis increases. The wireless nature
of communication that these devices provide raises security and
privacy issues. For protecting a user’s privacy, cryptography
offers the tool of zero knowledge proofs (ZKP). In this
paper, we study well-established ZKP protocols based on the
discrete logarithm problem and we adapt them to the Elliptic
Curve Cryptography (ECC) setting, which consists an ideal
candidate for embedded implementations. Then, we implement
the proposed protocols on Wiselib, a generic and open source
algorithmic library. For the first time, we present a thorough
evaluation of the protocols on two popular hardware platforms
equipped with low end microcontrollers (Jennic JN5139, TI
MSP430) and 802.15.4 RF transceivers, in terms of code size,
execution time, message size and energy requirements. This
work’s results can be used from developers who wish to achieve
certain levels of privacy in their applications.
Abstract: Modern Wireless Sensor Networks offer an easy, lowcost
and reliable alternative to the back-end for monitoring
and controlling large geographical areas like Buildings
and Industries. We present the design and implementation details of an open and efficient Prototype System as a solution for low-cost BMS that comprises of heterogeneous, small-factor wireless devices. Placing that in the context ofInternetofThings we come up with a solution that can cooperate with other systems installed on the same site to lower power consumption and costs as well as benefit humans that use its services in an transparent way. We evaluate and assess key aspects of the performance of our prototype. Our findings indicate specific approaches
to reduce the operation costs and allow the development of open applications.
Abstract: Raising awareness among young people, and especially students, on the relevance of behavior change for achieving energy savings is increasingly being considered as a key enabler towards long-term and cost-effective energy efficiency policies. However, the way to successfully apply educational interventions focused on such targets inside schools is still an open question. In this paper, we present our approach for enabling IoT-based energy savings and sustainability awareness lectures and promoting data-driven energy-saving behaviors focused on a high school audience. We present our experiences toward the successful application of sets of educational tools and software over a real-world InternetofThings (IoT) deployment. We discuss the use of gamification and competition as a very effective end-user engagement mechanism for school audiences. We also present the design of an IoT-based hands-on lab activity, integrated within a high school computer science curriculum utilizing IoT devices and data produced inside the school building, along with the Node-RED platform. We describe the tools used, the organization of the educational activities and related goals. We report on the experience carried out in both directions in a high school in Italy and conclude by discussing the results in terms of achieved energy savings within an observation period.
Abstract: We discuss key findings and technological challenges related to SmartSantander, an EU project that is developing a city-scale experimental facility for InternetofThings and Future Internet experimentation. The main goal of the project is to design and construct a city scale lab for experimentation and provide an integrated framework for implementing Smart City services.
Abstract: The InternetofThings is shaping up to be the ideal vehicle for introducing pervasive computing in our everyday lives, especially in the form of smart home and building management systems. However, although such technologies are gradually becoming more mainstream, there is still a lot of ground to be covered with respect to public buildings and specifically ones in the educational sector. We discuss here \Green Mindset", an action focusing on energy efficiency and
sustainability in Greek public schools. A large-scale sensor infrastructure has been deployed to 12 public school buildings across diverse settings. We report on the overall design and implementation of the system, as well as on some first results coming from the data produced. Our system provides a flexible and efficient basis for realizing a unified approach to monitoring energy consumption and environmental parameters,
that can be used both for building administration
and educational purposes.
Abstract: InternetofThings technologies are considered the next big
step in Smart Building installations. Although such technologies have
been widely studied in simulation and experimental scenarios it is not so
obvious how problems of real world installations should be dealt with. In
this work we deploy IoT devices for sensing and control in a multi-office
space and employ technologies such as CoAP, RESTful interfaces and
Semantic Descriptions to integrate them with the Web. We report our
research goals, the challenges we faced, the decisions we made and the
experience gained from the design, deployment and operation of all the
hardware and software components that compose our system.
Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the integration of Wireless
Sensor Networks (WSN) and smart objects with the Web. We present a set of research challenges which we believe are the most important ones rising from this integration and propose a prototype system, Uberdust, which addresses such challenges. Uberdust is a brokerage web service for connecting smart objects to the InternetofThings, providing storage, sharing and discovery of real-time and historical data from smart objects, devices & building installations around the world via the Web. Our system provides high-level language-independent APIs so IoT application developers may choose their favorite programming or scripting languages.
Abstract: For the InternetofThings to ﬁnally become a reality, obstacles on different levels need to be overcome. This is especially true for the upcoming challenge of leaving the domain of technical experts and scientists. Devices need to connect to the Internet and be able to offer services. They have to announce and describe these services in machine understandable ways so that user-facing systems are able to ﬁnd and utilize them. They have to learn about their physical surroundings, so that they can serve sensing or acting purposes without explicit conﬁguration or programming. Finally, it must be possible to include IoT devices in complex systems that combine local and remote data, from different sources, in novel and surprising ways.
We show how all of that is possible today. Our solution uses open standards and state-of-the art protocols to achieve this. It is based on 6LowPAN and CoAP for the communications part, semantic web technologies for meaningful data exchange, autonomous sensor correlation to learn about the environment, and software built around the Linked Data principles to be open for novel and unforeseen applications.
Abstract: Recent activity in the field ofInternet-of-Things experimentation has focused on the federation of discrete testbeds, thus placing less effort in the integration of other related technologies, such as smartphones; also, while it is gradually moving to more application-oriented paths, such as urban settings, it has not dealt in large with applications having social networking features. We argue here that current IoT infrastructure, testbeds and related software technologies should be used in such a context, capturing real-world human mobility and social networking interactions, for use in evaluating and fine-tuning realistic mobility models and designing human-centric applications. We discuss a system for producing traces for a new generation of human-centric applications, utilizing technologies such as Bluetooth and focusing on human interactions. We describe the architecture for this system and the respective implementation details presenting two distinct deployments; one in an office environment and another in an exhibition/conference event (FET'11, The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition) with 103 active participants combined, thus covering two popular scenarios for human centric applications. Our system provides online, almost real-time, feedback and statistics and its implementation allows for rapid and robust deployment, utilizing mainstream technologies and components.
Abstract: The InternetofThings (IoT) and smart cities are two of the most popular directions the research community is pursuing very actively. But although we have made great progress in many fields, we are still trying to figure out how we can utilize our smart city and IoT infrastructures, in order to produce reliable, economically sustainable solutions that create public value, and even more so in the field of education.
GAIA1, a Horizon2020 EC-funded project, has developed an IoT infrastructure across school buildings in Europe. Its primary aim has been to raise awareness about energy consumption and sustainability, based on real-world sensor data produced inside the school buildings where students and teachers live and work. Today's students are the citizens of tomorrow, and they should have the skills to understand and respond to challenges like climate change. Currently, 25 educational building sites participate in GAIA, located in Sweden, Italy, and Greece. An IoT infrastructure  is installed in these buildings, monitoring in real-time their power consumption, as well as several indoor and outdoor environmental parameters.