Management of IoT Devices in a Physical Network

Jose Ferreira, Joao Nuno Soares, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Carlos Agostinho

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The internet of things is an evolving trend, connecting 'things' to the internet, exchanging and collecting information about the surrounding environment. This is possible, by using different devices such as sensors and actuators feeding information that when connected together, enable to monitor and interact with the surrounding environment. Nowadays, there are many devices with different functionalities from multiple manufacturers, which create an interoperability issue of how to interconnect and manage this heterogeneous world of devices. In order to promote interoperability and effectively manage devices it's required to store their data and at the same time handle the registration of each device in a network. The development of a reference architecture can provide a solution for this problem, however a consensus on a reference architecture that can effectively manage this heterogeneous world of devices, is still not yet achieved. Device management is a key feature for any real world solution for a scalable reliable interoperable cloud platform. This gives the capability to add a device, and in that moment enable communication with the rest of the network, sharing information and providing knowledge in an interoperable balanced environment. Adding new devices to a network and assign the necessary services, interfaces and rules will provide a fast track not only in terms of a business-oriented solution but also in back-end management and interoperability. This paper proposes a device management solution based on an architecture and model, to support the registration of devices and propose the necessary services and events, which can be used by a specific device, during its life span inside the physical network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 21st International Conference on Control Systems and Computer, CSCS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538618394
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
Event21st International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science, CSCS 2017 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 29 May 201731 May 2017


Conference21st International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science, CSCS 2017


  • Complex Event Processing
  • Device Management
  • Intelligent Services
  • Internet of Things
  • Interoperability


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