A Social and Pervasive IoT Platform for Developing Smart Environments

  • Orazio Briante
  • Franco Cicirelli
  • Antonio GuerrieriEmail author
  • Antonio Iera
  • Alessandro Mercuri
  • Giuseppe Ruggeri
  • Giandomenico Spezzano
  • Andrea Vinci
Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)


Nowadays, the increasing in the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is growing the realization of pervasive Smart Environments (SEs) and Smart Urban Ecosystems, where all the data gathered by the “Things” can be elaborated and used to improve the livability, the safety and the security of the environment, and to make inhabitants lives easier. Many efforts have been already done in the direction of SEs development and in the implementation of platforms specifically designed for SE realization. Anyway, such efforts miss of solutions regarding the interoperability among the realized SEs and other third-part “Things”. This chapter gives an overview of iSapiens, which is a Java-based platform specifically designed for the development and implementation of SEs. iSapiens tries to overcome the interoperability issue by leveraging the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm that allows to dynamically include in an SE the new “Things” that can appear in an environment without requiring interventions from humans. iSapiens provides tools for the realization of pervasive SEs and relies on the edge computing paradigm. Such paradigm is extremely important in a distributed system since it allows to use distributed storage and computation at the edge of a network, so reducing latencies with respect to move all the executions and storages in the cloud. Moreover, the chapter will review some SE applications realized by exploiting iSapiens concepts.


Smart environments Social internet of things Edge computing Multi agent systems IoT development platforms IoT-based applications 



This work has been partially supported by the “Smart platform for monitoring and management of in-home security and safety of people and structures” project that is part of the DOMUS District, funded by the Italian Government (PON03PE_00050_1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orazio Briante
    • 2
  • Franco Cicirelli
    • 1
  • Antonio Guerrieri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Iera
    • 2
  • Alessandro Mercuri
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Ruggeri
    • 2
  • Giandomenico Spezzano
    • 1
  • Andrea Vinci
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR - National Research Council of Italy - Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)Rende (CS)Italy
  2. 2.University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria - DIIES DepartmentReggio CalabriaItaly

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