Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization

Pekka Karhula, Jukka Makela, Helena Rivas, Mikko Valta

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    Abstract

    The Internet of Things is among the most prominent emerging technologies of today and the future. A lot of effort has been put into researching and designing small devices that are able to communicate with the Internet. More and more new products are coming to the market all the time. This paper focuses on the IoT connectivity issues by designing and evaluating an IoT gateway, which utilizes functionality virtualization techniques. The role of the gateway is to allow Internet access for end devices that are not able to implement the full Internet protocol stack. Gateway functionality virtualization, on the other hand, makes it easier to make software updates, run and stop functionalities, and add and remove features, such as support for a new protocol, on the fly. The gateway architecture supports edge computing, which aims to process data at the network edge instead of doing everything in the cloud. The paper discusses lightweight virtualization techniques, implementation of gateway architecture and some of the real usage scenarios. Finally, the implemented gateway is evaluated in a real world scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
    Pages151-156
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509058730
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5873-0, 978-1-5090-5874-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventGlobal Internet of Things Summit, GIoTS 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 6 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceGlobal Internet of Things Summit, GIoTS 2017
    Abbreviated titleGIoTS 2017
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityGeneva
    Period6/06/179/06/17

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    Gateways (computer networks)
    Internet
    Internet protocols
    Network protocols
    Internet of things
    Virtualization
    Connectivity
    World Wide Web
    Functionality
    Scenarios

    Keywords

    • containers
    • functionality virtualization
    • internet of Things
    • IoT gateway

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    Karhula, P., Makela, J., Rivas, H., & Valta, M. (2017). Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization. In GIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings (pp. 151-156). [8016236] Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GIOTS.2017.8016236
    Karhula, Pekka ; Makela, Jukka ; Rivas, Helena ; Valta, Mikko. / Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization. GIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. pp. 151-156
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    Karhula, P, Makela, J, Rivas, H & Valta, M 2017, Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization. in GIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings., 8016236, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, pp. 151-156, Global Internet of Things Summit, GIoTS 2017, Geneva, Switzerland, 6/06/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/GIOTS.2017.8016236

    Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization. / Karhula, Pekka; Makela, Jukka; Rivas, Helena; Valta, Mikko.

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    Karhula P, Makela J, Rivas H, Valta M. Internet of Things connectivity with gateway functionality virtualization. In GIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2017. p. 151-156. 8016236 https://doi.org/10.1109/GIOTS.2017.8016236