Self-Organised Middleware Architecture for the Internet-of-Things

Pedro Miguel Negrão Maló, Bruno Almeida, Raquel Melo, Kostas Kalaboukas, Philippe Cousin

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Presently, middleware technologies abound for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), directed at hiding the complexity of underlying technologies and easing the use and management of IoT resources. The middleware solutions of today are capable technologies, which provide much advanced services and that are built using superior architectural models, they however fail short in some important aspects: existing middleware do not properly activate the link between diverse applications with much different monitoring purposes and many disparate sensing networks that are of heterogeneous nature and geographically dispersed. Then, current middleware are unfit to provide some system-wide global arrangement (intelligence, routing, data delivery) emerging from the behaviors of the constituent nodes, rather than from the coordination of single elements, i.e. self-organization. This paper presents the SIMPLE self-organized and intelligent middleware platform. SIMPLE middleware innovates from current state-of-research exactly by exhibiting self-organization properties, a focus on data-dissemination using multi-level subscriptions processing and a tiered networking approach able to cope with many disparate, widespread and heterogeneous sensing networks (e.g. WSN). In this way, the SIMLE middleware is provided as robust zero-configuration technology, with no central dependable system, immune to failures, and able to efficiently deliver the right data at the right time, to needing applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conferences on Internet of Things
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
EventIEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013)
Period1/01/13 → …


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