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Thing federation as a service: foundations and demonstration

Maamar, Z., Boukadi, K., Ugljanin, E., Baker, T., Asim, M., Al-Khafajiy, M. ORCID:, Benslimane, D. and El Alaoui El Abdallaoui, H. (2018) Thing federation as a service: foundations and demonstration. In: International Conference on Model and Data Engineering, 24-26 Oct 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco, pp. 184-197,

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00856-7_12


This paper presents the design and implementation guidelines of thing federation-as-a-service. The large and growing number of things compliant with the Internet-of-Things (IoT) principles need to be “harnessed” so, that, things’ collective over individual behaviors prevail. A federation gathers necessary things together according to the needs and requirements of the situation that this federation is tasked to handle. Two types of federations exist: planned whose things are all known at design-time and ad-hoc whose things are known after a competitive selection at run-time. In this paper, federations handle situations about emergency services that involve different stakeholders with different backgrounds raising the complexity of ensuring a successful delivery of these services. A system for patient emergency transfer following a tunnel closure is implemented demonstrating the technical doability of thing federation-as-a-service.

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Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
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