LA6 - Local Aggregation in the Internet of Things

Bruno Graça Coelho, Rui M. Rocha


The Internet of Things concept is leaving its toddler age where essentially it is a research issue and becoming a key player in many current applications where Smart Cities are perhaps its greatest exponent. In such real-world scenarios, efficient large scale machine-to-machine communication is of utmost importance. However, the current 6LoWPAN standard, proposed by the IETF, has some efficiency problems which can make its application to the Internet of Things very difficult to scale up. This work transforms the existent 6LoWPAN implementation enabling a data-centric solution that will overcome the current viability issues of 6LoWPAN in these networks through the integration of an in-network data processing aggregation mechanism. The proposed data aggregation mechanism increases dramatically the sustainability and network lifetime of 6LoWPAN based sensor networks, contributing directly to the Internet of Things revolution.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Graça Coelho B. and M. Rocha R. (2014). LA6 - Local Aggregation in the Internet of Things . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-758-001-7, pages 103-110. DOI: 10.5220/0004710401030110

in Bibtex Style

author={Bruno Graça Coelho and Rui M. Rocha},
title={LA6 - Local Aggregation in the Internet of Things},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - LA6 - Local Aggregation in the Internet of Things
SN - 978-989-758-001-7
AU - Graça Coelho B.
AU - M. Rocha R.
PY - 2014
SP - 103
EP - 110
DO - 10.5220/0004710401030110