APOLLO: A platform for experimental analysis of time sensitive multimedia IoT applications

Harindu Korala, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Ali Yavari, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing fast and is gaining significant adoption in areas such as smart cities and manufacturing. The variety and low-cost of IoT devices with excellent audio/visual sensors is fueling the growth of multimedia IoT applications, many of which are bandwidth-hungry and time-sensitive (i.e., must produce their results within an application specific time-sensitive requirement). While a large body of related work has studied distribution of such Time Sensitive Multimedia IoT (TS-MIoT) applications in simulated environments, there is lack of a platform that can be used to experiment with techniques for meeting their time-sensitive and computing resource requirements on real-world IoT infrastructure, i.e., a combination of IoT devices, close by computers and a cloud data centre connected by a variety of networks. This paper proposes APOLLO, a platform for experimental analysis of TS-MIoT applications. APOLLO provides mechanisms to load TS-MIoT application execution plans and execute the plans on available IoT infrastructure. We describe a proof-of-concept implementation using Orleans and present experimental evaluations to validate APOLLO's ability to support the experimental analysis of TS-MIoT applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia
EditorsPari Delir Haghighi, Ivan Luiz Salvadori, Matthias Steinbauer, Ismail Khalil, Gabriele Kotsis
Place of PublicationDanvers MA USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389242
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia 2020 - Virtual, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 30 Nov 20202 Dec 2020
Conference number: 18th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3428690 (Proceedings)
http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2020/ (Website)

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ISSN (Print)2153-1633


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia 2020
Abbreviated titleMoMM 2020
CityChiang Mai
Internet address


  • distributed systems
  • IoT
  • multimedia
  • time-sensitive

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