I encourage you to read the I2PANEMA State-of-the-Art (SotA) to discover the current
status of many technologies used by IoT devices.
IoT is a very important and active piece of technology that has the potential to positively impact business,
economy and society. We see applications in different domains such as industry automation, improved
healthcare, more efficient working environments and smart homes. IoT is a pervasive technology that has
great potential if we can handle challenges such as easy integration of new devices, IoT safety and
security, efficient software for resource-limited devices, maintenance and continuous upgrade, and
cost-effective production and management.
To tackle these challenges and to develop a healthy IoT ecosystem, you need to promote some shared visions on
how the IoT devices will be integrated and will interact with the IT infrastructures. Currently, there are
two main types of IoT reference architectures: generic ones and industrial ones (IIoT). In the port sector,
which is the focus of the ITEA project I2PANEMA, the industrial reference architectures are more relevant
but in their SotA you will find the complete picture.
By reading this very high-quality SotA you will learn a lot about all the technologies needed to develop
applications. You will understand the options for integrating the IoT devices in a global IT
Furthermore, you will see the current solutions provided by big cloud companies (Amazon, Microsoft, IBM,
Google, Oracle) and how the complete software stack can be organised. The document also provides some
insights on how to integrate the data provided by the sensors in a common platform and on the current
solutions to build visualisation tools. The crucial topic of IoT safety and security is presented with
guidelines for designing a secure IoT solution.
If you are interested in IoT, you can also look at the new SotA produced by the ITEA COMPACT project. It
help you to understand novel solutions on software generation for IoT devices with ultra-small memory
footprints and ultra-low power consumption. You will learn how model-driven design approaches can help
to generate very efficient and optimised codes for devices with limited resources.
Have a good read of these SotAs and exploit them well to push new innovation involving the use of IoT