Cloud IoT Platforms: A Solid Foundation for the Future Web or a Temporary Workaround?
Middleware platforms have become an essential part of the modern Internet of Things (IoT) and more recently Web of Things (WoT). These platforms provide the necessary tools for data storage, processing and visualization as well as for discovery, management, and interconnection of devices, which are used by manufacturers, system integrators and end users.
In this paper we first present our view on the evolution of the Web and propose a new definition of Web 3.0 based on the number of content originators, which to the best of our knowledge hasn’t been formalized in the same way before.
We then give an overview of the existing IoT platforms, including our own solution, outlining technological trends on the one side and important concerns on the other. In the end, we discuss the possible direction towards the Web of Services as a potential way to solve one of the problems.
KeywordsInternet of Things Web of Things Web 3.0 Cloud IoT platforms Internet of Services Web of Services
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.O’Reilly, T., Battelle, J.: Opening Welcome: State of the Internet Industry, San Francisco, CA (2004)Google Scholar
- 4.Silva, J.M., Mahfujur Rahman, A.S.M., El Saddik, A.: Web 3.0: a vision for bridging the gap between real and virtual. In: Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Communicability Design and Evaluation in Cultural and Ecological Multimedia System (CommunicabilityMS 2008), pp. 9–14. ACM, New York (2008)Google Scholar
- 5.Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update (2014–2019)Google Scholar
- 7.Xively. http://xively.com (accessed April 15, 2015)
- 8.Evrything. http://evrything.com (accessed April 15, 2015)
- 9.Pintus, A., Carboni, D., Piras, A.: PARAIMPU: a platform for a social web of things. In: Proc. 21st Int. Conf. Companion World Wide Web, pp. 401–404 (2012)Google Scholar
- 10.Pilipenko, N., Voskov, L.: THINGER: web-oriented platform for interaction between smart things. In: Distributed Computer and Communication Networks: Control, Computation, Communications (DCCN 2013), pp. 289–293 (2013)Google Scholar
- 11.Balamuralidhara, P., Prateep, M., Arpan, P.: Software Platforms for Internet Of Things And M2M. Journal of the Indian Institute of Science 93(3), 487–497 (2013)Google Scholar
- 12.Emeakaroha, V.C., Fatema, K., Healy, P., Morrison, J.P.: Contemporary Analysis and Architecture for a Generic Cloud-based Sensor Data Management Platform. Sensors & Transducers 185(2), 100–112 (2015)Google Scholar
- 13.Evans, D.: The Internet of Things. How the Next Evolution of the Internet Is Changing Everything. Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group. https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/docs/innov/IoT_IBSG_0411FINAL.pdf (accessed April 20, 2015)
- 14.Casagras IOT Definition. Casagras. http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/30283_en.html (accessed April 20, 2015)
- 15.SAP IOT Definition. SAP Research. http://services.future-internet.eu/images/1/16/A4_Things_Haller.pdf (accessed April 20, 2015)
- 16.ETP EPOSS IOT Definition. ETP EPOSS. http://www.smart-systems-integration.org/public/internet-of-things (accessed April 20, 2015)
- 18.Komarov, M.M., Nemova, M.D.: Emerging of new service-oriented approach based on the internet of services and internet of things. In: IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE), Ch. 66, pp. 429–434. IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS), Los Alamitos (2013)Google Scholar