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Ubiquitous Integration of Cooperating Objects

Stamatis Karnouskos, Vladimir Villaseñor, Marcus Handte, Pedro Jose Marron


Billions of devices are expected to be online by 2020. These will not only provide information by monitoring the real-world, but create complex collaborations in order to provide sophisticated value-added services. Slowly, we are witnessing the emergence of Cooperating Objects in the Internet of Things, which will rapidly change the way we design, develop and realize cyber-physical dependent applications. We investigate which requirements this poses, and evaluate several middleware systems which we have used in the past. We propose an architecture that is used to integrate cooperating objects and enable their collaboration, and depict this in a demonstration example. Finally we prioritize the requirements, and discuss on future directions that could be followed.

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