Enabling reactive cities with the iFLUX middleware

Liechti, Olivier (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Prévost, Laurent (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Delaye, Valentin (Novaccess SA, Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse) ; Hennebert, Jean (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Grivel, Vincent (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Rey, Jean-Philippe (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Depraz, Jonathan (Novaccess SA, Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse) ; Sommer, Marc (Novaccess SA, Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse)

This paper presents the iFLUX middleware, designed to provide a lightweight integration solution for Smart City applications. Based on three core abstractions, namely event sources, action targets and rules, iFLUX makes it very easy to expose sensors and actuators through REST APIs so that they can be integrated in application-level workflows. Sensors and actuators can be smart objects integrating hardware and software, but can also be pure software services. In the paper, we introduce the iFLUX programming model and describe how it has been implemented in a middleware platform. We also report on how the platform has been used and evaluated in various contexts. While iFLUX has been initially designed in the context of Smart City applications, it is generic and applicable to other domains where hardware and software components are connected through the Web.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
HEIG-VD
Institute:
iCoSys - Institut des systèmes complexes
IICT - Institut des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Publisher:
Seoul, South Korea, 26-28 October 2015
Date:
2015-10
Seoul, South Korea
26-28 October 2015
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of WoT '15: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on the Web of Things, 26-28 October 2015, Seoul, South Korea
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9781450340458
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