Thing Federation as a Service: Foundations and Demonstration

Zakaria Maamar, Khouloud Boukadi, Emir Ugljanin, Thar Baker, Muhammad Asim, Mohammed Al-Khafajiy, Djamal Benslimane, Hasna El Alaoui El Abdallaoui

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation guidelines of thing federation-as-a-service. The large and growing number of things compliant with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) principles need to be “harnessed” so, that, things’ collective over individual behaviors prevail. A federation gathers necessary things together according to the needs and requirements of the situation that this federation is tasked to handle. Two types of federations exist: planned whose things are all known at design-time and ad-hoc whose things are known after a competitive selection at run-time. In this paper, federations handle situations about emergency services that involve different stakeholders with different backgrounds raising the complexity of ensuring a successful delivery of these services. A system for patient emergency transfer following a tunnel closure is implemented demonstrating the technical doability of thing federation-as-a-service.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel and Data Engineering
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, MEDI 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco, October 24–26, 2018, Proceedings
Pages184–197
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030008567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018

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