Architecting IoT context storage management for context-as-a-service platform

Alexey Medvedev, Maria Indrawan-Santiago, Pari Delir Haghighi, Alireza Hassani, Arkady Zaslavsky, Prem Prakash Jayaraman

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    Context-awareness in IoT applications is an emerging research field with profound impact on smartness, relevance, adaptability, dependability and flexibility of such applications. Relatively few substantial R&D projects have been carried out on how IoT-scale context can be stored, indexed, retrieved and provisioned to various IoT services. This paper addresses the challenge of building IoT context storage management system (CSMS) as a core component of Context-as-a-Service (CoaaS) platform which is a major focus of IoT-EPI project bIoTope. Motivation and conceptual architecture of context storage management system are presented and discussed. Elements of the reference architecture are also proposed. The paper concludes with highlighting the urgent need for developing CSMS and ways for architecting and implementing it.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS) Proceedings
    EditorsAntonio Skarmeta, Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami, Ahmed Abdelgawad, Mirko Presser, Soumya Kanti Datta, Bala Krishna Maddali
    Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509058730
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017
    EventGlobal Internet of Things Summit 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 6 Jun 20179 Jun 2017


    ConferenceGlobal Internet of Things Summit 2017
    Abbreviated titleGIoTS 2017
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    • architecture
    • Context
    • context indexing
    • IoT
    • management
    • storage

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