A JSON/HTTP communication protocol to support the development of distributed cyber-physical systems

Fernando Pereira, Luis Gomes

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Abstract

Cyber physical systems are often built using networks of components containing physical and computational resources, enabling the design of distributed applications that collect data from remote sensors and manipulate remote actuators, located on local networks or on far away locations. The communication protocol presented in this paper was designed to support the communication between components of distributed applications. In addition, it includes remote debug and monitoring capabilities, to support the detection and resolution of errors and design mistakes on nodes running on remote locations. Employing the JSON/HTTP standards, the proposed protocol is Web browser friendly, suitable for the creation of Web based applications and user interfaces, but it may be employed on most programming environments that offer libraries to support those standards. As it is based on HTTP, it can easily traverse most firewall configurations and used through proxies. Development of the proposed protocol started on the IOPTTools framework, but the current version was implemented as part of the IOPT-Flow framework, aiming the development of distributed CPS applications based on graphical formalism combining Petri nets and dataflows. Both tool frameworks are available at http://gres.uninova.pt.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages23-30
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648292
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISSN (Print)1935-4576

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period18/07/1820/07/18

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    Pereira, F., & Gomes, L. (2018). A JSON/HTTP communication protocol to support the development of distributed cyber-physical systems. In Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018 (pp. 23-30). [8472084] (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INDIN.2018.8472084