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Vertical approach still largely dominates smart devices systems. Even in IoT, proprietary protocols and backend systems are still common. The presented solution aims at harmonizing different standards and architectures, improving sustainability and security. It also allows to use a IaaS approach to further enhance the sensor networks business model.
Meeting citizens' requirements economically and efficiently is the most important objective of Smart Cities. As a matter of fact, they are considered a key concept both for future Internet and ICT. It is expected that a wide range of services will be made available for residential users (e.g.: intelligent transportation systems, e-government, e-banking,… (More)
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications are gaining momentum due to the rapid deployment of smart devices with self-organizing capabilities, able to interact each other without the human operator support. Ultimately, M2M paradigm allows Machine-Type Communication Devices (MTCD) to exchange data in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mode, avoiding the need of a core network… (More)
Recently, the self organization approach has been incorporated into the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards in order to implement mechanisms such as auto configuration, auto healing, and self optimization of the deployed network architecture. However, the Self Organization Networks (SONs) functionalities in Long Term Evolution (LTE) do not… (More)