Collaborative working architecture for IoT-based applications

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The new sensing applications need enhanced computing capabilities to handle the requirements of complex and huge data processing. The Internet of Things (IoT) concept brings processing and communication features to devices. In addition, the Cloud Computing paradigm provides resources and infrastructures for performing the computations and outsourcing the work from the IoT devices. This scenario opens new opportunities for designing advanced IoT-based applications, however, there is still much research to be done to properly gear all the systems for working together. This work proposes a collaborative model and an architecture to take advantage of the available computing resources. The resulting architecture involves a novel network design with different levels which combines sensing and processing capabilities based on the Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) paradigm. An experiment is included to demonstrate that this approach can be used in diverse real applications. The results show the flexibility of the architecture to perform complex computational tasks of advanced applications.


  • Higinio Mora
  • María Teresa Signes-Pont
  • David Gil
  • Magnus Johnsson
External organisations
  • University of Alicante
  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Systems


  • Computer modelling, Embedded systems, Internet of things, Mobile cloud computing, Sensor processing modeling
Original languageEnglish
Article number1676
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1
Publication categoryResearch