Conceptual Design and Development of a W3C Compliant Web of Things Framework
Student Project (3-6 participants), Bachelor- & Master Thesis
The W3C Web of Things Interest Group already started to deliver interoperability across IoT platforms and devices. The Web of Things Framework provides the basis for exposing IoT platforms to the Web for discovery and interoperability of services. It is based upon the notion of “things" as proxies for physical or abstract entities, with URIs for addressing, HTTP and other protocols for data transfer, and a standard format for describing things and their relationships to other things. The main building blocks of the W3C WoT Framework are listed below:
- Thing Descriptions: development of a suitable data model and vocabulary to describe things including metadata, interaction model and binding to underlying protocols.
- API & Protocol Bindings: defines an architecture model for the Web of Things, specifies language-independent scripting APIs for both exposing and consuming things and defines mapping of the primitives to existing protocols.
- Discovery & Provisioning: provides a solution to discover things exposed over different protocols or registered on a central repository. It also offers a solution for things provisioning and configuration.
- Security, Privacy & Resilience: provides solutions that ensure security and privacy in Web of Things.
You will develop a concept that addresses the main aspects of the Web of Things as described in the introduction. You will also implement one or more of the identified building blocks for specific protocols, platforms and using appropriate programming languages. The outcome will be a demonstrator that showcases the key aspects of the framework by implementing a real-life scenario using devices from different manufacturers and supporting different technologies.
- Protocols (At least one): HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, CoAP, BLE, SSDP
- W3C Web of Things Interest Group (WoT IG)
- W3C WoT IG on GitHub
- W3C WoT IG Wiki
- Introduction to the W3C Web of Things Framework