EU ICT Open IOT Project

“OpenIoT project focus on providing an open source middleware framework enabling the dynamic formulation of self-managed cloud environments for IoT applications. The OpenIoT middleware framework will therefore serves as a blueprint for non-trivial IoT applications, which will be delivered in an autonomic fashion and according to an utility model based on clouds infrastructures by means of interoperability and semantic annotation”

Largely discussed, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) will be an integral component of the Future Internet (FI) and therefore should be smoothly integrated within FI service delivery models and the emerging utility based cloud computing paradigms. OpenIoT investigates the efficient ways to formulate and manage IoT cloud-based environments i.e. environments comprising IoT “entities” and resources (such as sensors, actuators and smart devices) running on the cloud and offering utility-based (i.e. pay-as-you-go) IoT services.

OpenIoT is perceived as a natural extension to cloud computing implementations, which will allow access to additional and increasingly important IoT based resources and capabilities. In particular, OpenIoT researches and provide the means for formulating and managing environments comprising IoT resources, which can deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing as a service as an example, in multiple domains.

OpenIoT is pertinent to a wide range of interrelated scientific and technological areas spanning: (a) Middleware for sensors and sensor networks, (b) Ontologies, semantic models and annotations for representing internet-connected objects, along with semantic open-linked data techniques (c) Cloud/Utility computing, including utility based security and privacy schemes.

OpenIoT is a joint effort of prominent open source contributors towards enabling a new range of open large scale intelligent IoT (Internet-of- things) applications according to a utility cloud computing delivery model.