A role-based software architecture to support mobile service computing in IoT scenarios
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commission's projectLightKone - Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge (EC-H2020-732505)
The interaction among components of an IoT-based system usually requires using low latency or real time for message delivery, depending on the application needs and the quality of the communication links among the components. Moreover, in some cases, this interaction should consider the use of communication links with poor or uncertain Quality of Service (QoS). Research efforts in communication support for IoT scenarios have overlooked the challenge of providing real-time interaction support in unstable links, making these systems use dedicated networks that are expensive and usually limited in terms of physical coverage and robustness. This paper presents an alternative to address such a communication challenge, through the use of a model that allows soft real-time interaction among components of an IoT-based system. The behavior of the proposed model was validated using state machine theory, opening an opportunity to explore a whole new branch of smart distributed solutions and to extend the state-of-the-art and the-state-of-the-practice in this particular IoT study scenario.
CitationFinochietto, M. [et al.]. A role-based software architecture to support mobile service computing in IoT scenarios. "Sensors", 5 Novembre 2019, vol. 19, núm. 21.