EC-IoT: An easy configuration framework for constrained IoT devices

Date
2016-12-12
Authors
Dalipi, Enri
Van den Abeele, Floris
Ishaq, Isam
Moerman, Ingrid
Hoebeke, Jeroen
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Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Abstract
Connected devices offer tremendous opportunities. However, their configuration and control remains a major challenge in order to reach widespread adoption by less technically skilled people. Over the past few years, a lot of attention has been given to improve the configuration process of constrained devices with limited resources, such as available memory and absence of a user interface. Still, a major deficiency is the lack of a streamlined, standardized configuration process. In this paper we propose EC-IoT, a novel configuration framework for constrained IoT devices. The proposed framework makes use of open standards, leveraging upon the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), an application protocol that enables HTTP-like RESTful interactions with constrained devices. To validate the proposed approach, we present a prototype implementation of the EC-IoT framework and assess its scalability.
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Keywords
Internet of Things, Protocols, CoAP, usability, configuration
Citation
Dalipi, Enri, Floris Van den Abeele, Isam Ishaq, Ingrid Moerman, and Jeroen Hoebeke. "EC-IoT: An easy configuration framework for constrained IoT devices." In Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on, pp. 159-164. IEEE, 2016.