Things That Talk: A Dictionary for the Internet of Things

“Do you think, an orchid will ever be able to tell its story? Do you think, it is possible to teach traffic to speak? Do you think, a car can call an ambulance faster than a phone? Can you imagine an ambulance that gathers critical patient information before arriving at the hospital?”

The IoT-A movie introduces you to the story of how the Internet of Things could benefit people and society in the future and how the European Lighthouse Project on the Internet of Things will “make things talk”. It provides you with a glimpse into a concept being worked on by the IoT-A project team for several years, namely the Architecture Reference Model, ARM, a dictionary for the IoT.

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an Architectural Reference Model (ARM) together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A combines top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices. IoT-A is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of The European Union.

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