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Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments
SymbIoTe is a project in ICT 30-2015 call “Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects” of the Horizon 2020 framework program of the European Community. It aims at evolving the currently fragmented IoT landscape by providing an abstraction layer for a unified control view on various IoT platforms and sensing/actuating resources. The envisioned orchestration middleware will allow for IoT platform interoperability, federation, roaming of smart devices and low market entry costs for SMEs and application developers.
Scheduled finish date: 2018-12-31
By 2020 it is expected that the number of connected things will rise to 25 billion. In this promising IoT landscape, application developers and IoT platform providers face the challenging task to optimally map the IoT application and service needs to available physical resources. For major stakeholders, this issue may be proven an easy task, but for smaller stakeholders and independent application developers, the problem of isolated and fragmented IoT solutions, as well as the high cost entry barrier in the IoT market still remain.
The symbIoTe project steps into this landscape to devise an interoperability framework across existing and future IoT platforms. The framework will enable the discovery and sharing of resources for rapid cross-platform application development and will facilitate the blending of next generation of smart objects with surrounding environments. To achieve this, symbIoTe will provide an abstraction layer for a "unified view" on the resources of various platforms so that they are transparent to application developers. In addition, symbIoTe will enable federation among IoT platforms, so that they can securely interoperate, collaborate and share resources for the mutual benefit and support the migration of smart objects between various IoT domains and platforms.