Start: 21 December 2015
End: 31 December 2017
Funding: Internal
Status: Ongoing
Division: Communication Technologies
Department: Machine to Machine Communications (M2M), Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH)

IoTWORLD® is an End-to-End testbed for the Internet of Things. The main focus is on Wireless Communications systems and data analytics. The testbed has been deployed in two different neighbor buildings: in a laboratory, in an isolated room, and in a real office environment.

IoTWORLD® is a unique testbed for the Internet of Things. It features:

  • Heterogeneity of wireless technologies
  • Scalable design
  • Integration with 5G technologies
  • End-user involvement

Different sensors and actuators are connected to a set of gateways, either with a direct connection or via multiple hops. These gateways are then connected to the Internet, providing the capability to retrieve and store data in the cloud, among other functionalities, such as data fusion, compression and analytics.

An innovative software middleware has been developed for these gateways. This software makes the integration of new wireless technologies very simple, thus overcoming the heterogeneity barrier.

The data gathered by the sensors is stored in the cloud. From there, it is possible to have access to them from a web interface or from a smartphone application. Actuators connected to the IoTWORLD® testbed can also have access to these data.

IoTWORLD® permits to obtain valuable information from the data measurements by means of data analytics on the edge. For this purpose, software defined networking is a key enabler to realize a flexible communication between the different computing entities.

This work has been partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya under grant 2014 SGR 1551, the Spanish Government under project TEC2014-60130-P, and FEDER funds.