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Development of an interoperable platform for internet of things (iot) connectivity

The objectives of the proposed project are to define the requirements and to develop and validate a platform for iot connectivity with proven interoperability with other devices using the same transport technologies. The iot platform will be provided with short range and long range communications.

There are many initiatives in the industry intended to standardize the communications between different devices and systems in the scope of IoT. These initiatives either cover different technology utilization purposes or try to deliver the same functionality by means of different communication protocols (with different requirements and standards). The growth expected for the different products belonging to these initiatives is quite important and the barriers to this growth will mostly be related to the diversity of standards used. Lack of interoperability between devices and systems limits their massive introduction. The purpose of the present project is to define and develop an IoT platform as well as the methodology and tools to assess its suitability and interoperability with other IoT systems, platforms and applications intended to provide connectivity in the home appliances environment regardless of the different communication protocols. The object is to research and identify common IoT design as well as verification and validation standards (such as oneM2M, ETSI, ITU-T, etc.) that can be adopted by the industry to be transversal to the different dominant communication protocols to be used in the proposed scope. By using these common standards this project will contribute to eliminate the barriers of the standardization diversity helping to the convergence by means of establishing an IoT platform with proven interoperability working across several communication protocols. In addition to the design and development, this project will establish a formal validation framework for products and services against the communication protocol standards. The project will cover also the development of some test and test management tools. The methodology for establishing a formal validation framework will include the following steps: 1. Collection of the technical requirements of the different communication protocols used by the products in the scope of IoT. 2. Validation procedure: Structure and organization of the assessment bodies, workflow and legal requirements. 3. Definition of general and specific assessment procedures. After the validation framework is established, the IoT test automation tools will be defined and developed: • Identification and definition of use cases. • Definition of test procedures. • Definition of test cases. The types of tests that will be covered are: • Conformance • Interoperability • Functional • End to End • Usability • Reliability The project will provide the IoT platform with proven interoperability as well as the methodology, test procedures, test cases and test harnesses covering a wide range of the predominant communication protocols in the range of IoT products.
Acronym: 
DIPIT
Project ID: 
10 364
Start date: 
01-03-2016
Project Duration: 
22months
Project costs: 
650 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Telecommunications
Market Area: 
COMMUNICATIONS

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