A lightweight IoT hub for SME manufacturing industries

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With the advance in the Internet of Things (IoT), new ways of acquiring, processing, and managing collected data from electronic devices are being developed to provide support for more complex systems. This process of transforming the acquired data from the physical world, through the sensors, into viable information on which the applications can make decisions upon, must consider the various implementation scenarios and the business and technical requirements, such as security, privacy, and interoperability between heterogeneous devices (which often communicate using different protocols and require a common vocabulary). With the increasing complexity of these requirements, it becomes urgent to develop an infrastructure to handle the associated processes and provide a middle ground layer on which the physical and digital world are connected and translated into each other. This software layer, or middleware, can be described as a hub and aims to fill the gap between devices and information systems. This work contributes with a study of mechanisms and methodologies for the collection of data, interoperability of systems and data filtering, to optimize and automate, using a lightweight approach, and the collection and pre-analysis of the data to be used by the various applications of the IoT systems, such as the SME manufacturing industries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise Interoperability VIII: Smart Services and Business Impact of Enterprise Interoperability
EditorsKeith Popplewell, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Thomas Knothe, Raúl Poler
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-13693-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-13692-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event9th Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA'18 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the I-ESA Conferences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISSN (Print)2199-2533
ISSN (Electronic)2199-2541


Conference9th Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA'18


  • Data acquisition
  • Data filtering
  • Hub
  • Internet of things
  • Interoperability
  • Middleware
  • Sensors


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