Design and implementation of a cloud-based platform for unleashing the personal and communal Internet of Things
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AuthorElicegui Maestro, Ignacio; López de la Torre, Carmen; Sánchez González, Luis; Lanza Calderón, Jorge; Muñoz Gutiérrez, Luis; Pintus, Antonio; Manchinu, Andrea; Serra, Alberto
Internet of Things (IoT) concept has attracted a lot of attention in recent years and it is foreseen as one of the technologies that will leverage the Future Internet. It is seen as a major enabler of novel applications and services that will foster efficiency and will ease every day´s life. However, current IoT solutions are mainly focusing on the development of centralized solutions that do not promote the democratization of the IoT but rather concentrate the IoT around a set of cloud-based platforms which pretend to be open but limit the capacity of the people to tailor their Personal and Communal IoT. This paper describes a software platform based on available generic enablers as defined by the FIWARE initiative. It extends the existing architecture models to accommodate the requirements stemming from the vision of people-sourced IoT devices which are shared to create applications and services in smart communities where the owners of the shared devices are always empowered to control who, and in which circumstances, has access to the shared information.