Observing IoT resources over ICN

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  • Athens University of Economics and Business


The Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is an HTTP-like protocol for RESTful applications intended to run on constrained devices, typically part of the Internet of Things. CoAP observe is an extension to the CoAP specification that allows CoAP clients to observe a resource through a simple publish/subscribe mechanism. In this paper we leverage Information- Centric Networking (ICN), transparently deployed within the domain of a network provider, to provide enhanced CoAP services. We present the design and the implementation of CoAP observe over ICN and we discuss how ICN can provide benefits to both network providers and CoAP applications, even though the latter are not aware of the existence of ICN. In particular, the use of ICN results in smaller state management and simpler implementation at CoAP endpoints, and less communication overhead in the network.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IFIP Networking Conference, IFIP Networking 2017 and Workshops
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP Networking Conference and Workshops - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
Conference number: 16


ConferenceIFIP Networking Conference and Workshops
Abbreviated titleNETWORKING
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