Open IoT Ecosystem for Sporting Event Management

Abstract : By connecting devices, people, vehicles and infrastructures everywhere in a city, governments and their partners can improve community wellbeing and other economic and financial aspects (e.g., cost and energy savings). Nonetheless, smart cities are complex ecosystems that comprise many different stakeholders (network operators, managed service providers, logistic centers. . . ) who must work together to provide the best services and unlock the commercial potential of the so-called IoT. This is one of the major challenges that faces today’s smart city movement, and the emerging “API economy”. Indeed, while new smart connected objects hit the market every day, they mostly feed “vertical silos” (e.g., vertical apps, siloed apps. . . ) that are closed to the rest of the IoT, thus hampering developers to produce new added value across multiple platforms and/or application domains. Within this context, the contribution of this paper is twofold: (i) present the strategic vision and ambition of the EU to overcome this critical vertical silos’ issue; (ii) introduce the first building blocks underlying an open IoT ecosystem developed as part of an EU (Horizon 2020) projet and a joint project initiative (IoT-EPI). The practicability of this ecosystem, along with a performance analysis, are carried out considering a proof-of-concept for enhanced sporting event management in the context of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
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Sylvain Kubler, Jérémy Robert, Ahmed Hefnawy, Kary Främling, Chantal Cherifi, et al.. Open IoT Ecosystem for Sporting Event Management. IEEE Access, IEEE, 2017, Special Section in IEEE Access: Emergent Topics for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems in Smartphone, IoT, and Cloud Computing Era, 5, pp.7064-7079. ⟨10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2692247⟩. ⟨hal-01531587⟩

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