SeCThings: An Open Sensor Cloud Platform for the Interoperable Internet of Things
|Coordinator||SICS SWEDISH ICT AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 980 000|
|Project duration||November 2013 - December 2016|
Purpose and goal
The project´s goal has been to make the development and deployment of new, innovative IoT products and services significantly easier and more standardised. To this end the project has delivered the following: the IoT cloud platform SicsthSense, Velox, a virtual machine for IoT devices that makes IoT-applications easier to develop and is safer, standards-based IoT security mechanisms, application layers to support self-configuring and provisioning of IoT devices, and a complete open-source tool chain for IoT devices. There is a large industrial interest in these results.
Expected results and effects
The project has led to a number of publications, one PhD thesis and contributed to a number of open source projects. From an industrial point of view, the most interesting one is probably Yanzi´s Contiki application layer Sparrow. Recently, Intel has joined this effort increasing the already large momentum. The project has significantly contributed to Yanzi´s products. Several new IoT devices have been designed and manufactured including CO2 sensors (air quality), Lux meters and sound pressure level. The IoT devices are for Yanzi´s smart office and facility management business area.
Planned approach and implementation
The project work has been performed along several interconnected lines which have used different approaches. Some work has been performed at SICS with regular feedback from external persons, e.g., in project meetings and at the SICS Open House to get feedback from a wider audience. Other work has performed in tight collaboration with our main industrial partner Yanzi where SICS researchers have spent a significant amount of time at Yanzi. We have also had joined MSc theses. One of the thesis has led to employment of the student at Yanzi.