A FAIR Extension for the MQTT Protocol

Dariush Salami, Olga Streibel, Marcus Rhenius, Stephan Sigg

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We address the realization of the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability (FAIR) data principles in an Internet of Things (IoT) application through a data transfer protocol. In particular, we propose an architecture for the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol that validates, normalizes, and filters the incoming messages based on the FAIR principles to improve the interoperability and reusability of data. We show that our approach can significantly increase the degree of FAIRness of the system by evaluating the architecture using existing maturity indicators in the literature. The proposed architecture successfully passes 18 maturity indicators out of 22. We also evaluate the performance of the system in 4 different settings in terms the latency and dropped messages in a simulation environment. We demonstrate that the architecture not only improves the degree of FAIRness of the system but also reduces the dropped messages rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 16th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN 2020)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-9916-0
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 17 Dec 202019 Dec 2020
Conference number: 16


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking
Abbreviated titleMSN


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