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EU ICT Open IoT Project



OpenIoT project (, , has been selected among the top ten (rookies) open source projects of 2013!


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The selection has been made by Black Duck, which offers award-winning software and consulting services, relating to open source software adoption, governance and management. Founded in 2002, Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing.



The Internet-of-Things (IoT) will be an integral component of the Future Internet (FI) and therefore should be smoothly integrated within FI service delivery models and the emerging utility based cloud computing paradigms. OpenIoT investigates the efficient ways to formulate and manage an IoT based cloud environments i.e. environments comprising IoT “entities” and resources (such as sensors, actuators and smart devices) and offering utility-based (i.e. pay-as-you-go) IoT services.


Up-to-date several researchers have described the benefits of a pervasive (sensor-based) distributed computing infrastructure without however providing a systematic and structured solution to the formulation and management of utility based IoT environments.Thus OpenIoT will see for providing instantiations of cloud-based and utility-based sensing services enabling the concept of “Sensing-as-a-Service”, without however leaving aside the importance for providing an adaptive middleware framework for deploying and providing services into the cloud environments.


OpenIoT is perceived as a natural extension to cloud computing implementations, which will allow access to additional and increasingly important IoT based resources and capabilities. In particular, OpenIoT will research and provide the means for formulating and managing environments comprising IoT resources, which can deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing as a service as an example.


OpenIoT is pertinent to a wide range of interrelated scientific and technological areas spanning: (a) Middleware for sensors and sensor networks, (b) Ontologies, semantic models and annotations for representing internet-connected objects, along with semantic open-linked data techniques (c) Cloud/Utility computing, including utility based security and privacy schemes.


OpenIoT is a joint effort of prominent open source contributors towards enabling a new range of open large scale intelligent IoT (Internet-of- things) applications according to a utility cloud computing delivery model.

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