Modelled Testbeds: Visualizing and Augmenting Physical Testbeds with Virtual Resources

  • Stephane Kundig
  • Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos
  • Jose Rolim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


Testbed facilities play a major role in the study and evolution of emerging technologies, such as those related to the Internet of Things. In this work we introduce the concept of modelled testbeds, which are 3D interactive representations of physical testbeds where the addition of virtual resources mimicking the physical ones is made possible thanks to back-end infrastructure. We present the architecture of the Syndesi testbed, deployed at the premises of University of Geneva, which was used for the prototype modelled testbed. We investigate several extrapolation techniques towards realistic value assignment for virtual sensor measurements. K-fold cross validation is performed in a dataset comprising of nearly 300’000 measurements of temperature, illuminance and humidity sensors collected from the physical sensors of the Syndesi testbed, in order to evaluate the accuracy of the methods. We obtain strong results including Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) levels below 7%.


Internet of Things Testbeds Modelling Visualization 



We would like to thank Dr. Orestis Evangelatos and Dr. Marios Karagiannis for their initial work and ideas on the deployment and expansion of Syndesi Testbed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephane Kundig
    • 1
  • Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos
    • 2
  • Jose Rolim
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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