Multi-criteria analysis and decision methodology for the selection of Internet-of-Things hardware platforms

Edgar M. Silva, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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Abstract

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is today a reality, and Smart Systems have taken advantage of this to improve its own sense, act and control capabilities. IoT is a highly heterogeneous environment composed by a vast number of “things” (sensors, smart objects, etc.). These “things” are based on hardware platforms which can differ widely since manufactures are being capable of develop new devices every day to tackle different application domains. Consequently, a problem emerges regarding which will be the suitable, proper hardware solution for an IoT deployment. Make a right decision is probably one of the toughest challenges for science and technology managers. This work proposes a novel methodology to analyze a set of hardware alternatives based on user’s multi-criteria requirements, and advice on the more suitable hardware solution for a specific situation. For proof-of-concept it is used different Arduino boards as hardware alternatives, in which user requirements are based on hardware features. This methodology foresees its use during the development of Smart Systems (e.g.: Transportation, Healthcare) to optimize the selection of hardware platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Smart Systems - 8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages111-121
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319560762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017 - Costa De Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 3 May 20175 May 2017

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume499
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017
CountryPortugal
CityCosta De Caparica
Period3/05/175/05/17

Keywords

  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Arduino
  • Decision making
  • IoT
  • Smart Systems

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    Silva, E. M., & Jardim-Goncalves, R. (2017). Multi-criteria analysis and decision methodology for the selection of Internet-of-Things hardware platforms. In Technological Innovation for Smart Systems - 8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017, Proceedings (pp. 111-121). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 499). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56077-9_10