Technical Report CSI-0037

Graph Models for the Scalability of Interacting Devices on the Internet of Things

K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2016

Abstract

The Internet of Things(IoT) is generally taken to be the emerging set of interacting devices that range from simple sensors to sophisticated intelligent systems, and that mutually communicate and interact on a global scale using modern internet and web technologies. Projecting how the IoT will scale to a global scale is a challenging problem, and even extrapolating from the abilities of present communications technologies and protocols is difficult. We review some of the underpinning ideas, constraining issues and available technologies for the emerging Internet of Things and Web of Things and develop a simplified scalability model to explore the IoT semi-quantitatively. Considering the IoT as a graph, we treat both node effects in terms of the capabilities individual devices will have as well as edge arrangements for ad hoc or adaptive interaction overlay network patterns. We discuss complex whole-systems effects and the emergence of structures and interaction patterns for the future IoT.

Keywords: Internet of Things; Web of Things; sensors; emergence; scalability; communications protocols; overlay network; graph; simulation

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BiBTeX reference:

@TechReport{CSI-0037,
        Title = {Graph Models for the Scalability of Interacting Devices on the Internet of Things},
        Author = {K. A. Hawick},
        Institution = {Computer Science, University of Hull},
        Year = {2016},
        Address = {Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK},
        Month = {December},
        Number = {CSI-0037},
        Type = {CSI},
        Keywords = {Internet of Things; Web of Things; sensors; emergence; scalability; communications protocols; overlay network; graph; simulation},
        Owner = {kahawick},
        Timestamp = {2017.08.23}
}