Hybrid Cloud Architecture for Cross-Platform Interoperability in Smart Homes
With the development and application of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, many home device maker and/or vendors are interested in developing available solutions of smart home. These heterogeneous systems need to be fully interoperable to support the joint and harmonized execution of household operations. However, the heterogeneity of devices, services and communication protocols involved in most of the available solutions developed by different vendors, still remains a challenge issue of interoperability, and is adversely affecting the widespread application. Hence, it needs to be reasonably solved to operate the heterogeneous systems in IoT-enabled smart homes in an optimal fashion. To address this issue of cross-platform interoperability, a hybrid cloud architecture for IoT-enabled smart homes is proposed in this paper, which presents a solid solution to achieve the effective and efficient interoperability of the heterogeneous services and devices from different vendors. The conducted experiments have been shown to demonstrate the performance.
KeywordsCloud IoT Interoperability Smart home
This work was supported in part by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 2018A030313014); Guangdong University Scientific Innovation Project (Grant No. 2017KTSCX178); the outstanding young teacher training program of the Education Department of Guangdong Province (Grant No. YQ2015158); Guangdong Provincial Science & Technology Plan Projects (Grant Nos. 2016A010101035 & 2016A010101034); and National Natural Science Fund, China (Grant Nos. 61300198 & 61772233).
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