Project: Hacia la continuidad de servicios emergentes a partir de objetos inteligentes basados en IOT (PERSEIDES)


REF: TIN2017-86885-R


The proliferation of smart spaces designed for concrete purposes such as farming, home automation, intelligent buildings, or the more general scenario of smart city, has led to network and processing architectures highly coupled and focused on centralised schemes with lack of interconnection capabilities. New scenarios must consider user movement between smart spaces, avoiding the development of adhoc applications, and attending the security plane to embrace both user consent in data sharing, and end-to-end confidentiality from the sensor to the service and across smart spaces. Moreover, we are facing the challenge of spreading intelligence and computing load along the IoT network hierarchy, instead of maintaining all processing in an isolated data cloud. And new devices and technologies available to offer sensor/actuation capabilities are more and more heterogeneous. This is a great issue to deal with when common functionalities are wanted to be deployed independently of the underlying technology. Among these, positioning and, in general, a proper context management is understood as a mean to offer services on the move, but we advocate for broadening the network elements where context determination is performed.

The solution proposed to deal with these issues is PERSEIDES: Pursuing Emergent Intelligent Services from IoT Based Smart Objects. The aim of this project is to take advantage of distributed computing to offer smart services to itinerary users on the basis of a multi-level context determination and a holistic security approach. The environment envisaged in the project consists of an integrated scenario where users move between smart spaces like smart buildings or open smart city environments, and maintain seamless access to contextual services. The objectives marked to cope with such target consider: (1) the definition of a Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) platform, hybridised with Fog Computing, to deal with the distributed computing requirement of novel IoT platforms; (2) integration of heterogeneous devices and network-access technologies of Future Internet deployments through a common abstraction middleware; (3) development of context-awareness and data mining algorithms along the network hierarchy to better support distributed and personalized computing; (4) creation of a hybrid indoor/outdoor positioning as a monolithic middleware for mobile devices using both communication technologies and infrastructure detection sensors; (5) provision of seamless IoT connectivity on board traditional and green transportation means, this way enabling a new moving smart space; (6) development of interoperable security in IoT communication models with context brokers; (7) management of personal data disclosure through consent mechanisms; and (8) usage of fog computing for supporting cryptographic processing in end nodes.

The proposal will integrate the research results from several lines and previous projects of the Intelligent Systems and Telematics group at national and EU level, and the great set of IoT smart environments deployed as a result of these will be key tools for the project. This is a perfect frame for PERSEIDES, where a novel proposal with continuous services will be opportunistically provided across real smart spaces, through trusting edge/fog computing, mobility-aware networking and new-age moving smart spaces.