ProjectAn Open Sensor Cloud Platform for the Interoperable Internet of Things

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An Open Sensor Cloud Platform for the Interoperable Internet of Things

The next computing revolution is about to happen. Ericsson and Cisco predict 50 billion connected devices in 2020 most of them small embedded sensor and actuators that will form the Internet of Things (IoT). But how do we configure all these devices without human intervention and how do we manage them and the data they produce in a secure and cost-efficient way? How do we avoid having to program this massive number of embedded devices in low level languages only relatively few developers master?

Our approach is a tight and secure integration of the cloud and the devices. Towards this end, the SeCThings project will provide a complete toolchain comprising IoT firmware, IoT device emulators and simulators, gateway software, and an IoT sensor cloud platform. This includes mechanisms for self-configuring, automatic provisioning, and management of devices and services as well as standards-based security mechanisms and security management to protect resources and data of users all the way from the physical devices to the applications in the cloud.

We are working with many software items in this project including our SicsthSense platform. Find the SicsthSense Wiki here. SicsthSense also includes PhoneSense, a smartphone app that posts its sensor data to SicsthSense. You can find it in the Android Appstore.

The main project partners besides SICS are Yanzi NetworksRealtime Embedded AB, Uppsala University as well as ST Microelectronics and AntMicro.

The project is funded by VINNOVA.