Decentralized Orchestration and Management of Distributed Heterogeneous Things

dominos2019 | April 12, 2019 | Washington, D.C., USA

The Internet of Things (IoT) emerges as a major architectural paradigm for achieving machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. It is estimated that by 2025 there will be more than 75 billion internetworked IoT devices. The fundamental principle behind IoT is the concept of a “resource” (or a “thing”), that serves as an abstraction of a basic unit that interacts with its environment, and is capable of providing services, data and control elements to other internetworked resources. Many IoT scenarios can be characterized by lots of (small) traffic, lots of entities, strong heterogeneity in links and device capabilities, strong distribution, and highly sensitive data. Individual nodes have limited compute resources and on-device storage (e.g., consider Raspberry Pi single board computers). Their connectivity is often constrained by factors such as the presence of NATs and firewalls, power constraints, and intermittent network access. Although we already see the benefits provided by special purpose IoT devices the true potential will only be realised when we can use large numbers of distributed devices as part of a much larger federated service. Management paradigms that foster such a development are fog and edge computing.

Managing IoT-based systems requires enabling the orchestration of things by managing resources that provide a) a hardware interface connecting the IT world with the real world, and b) software services including gateways to Internet data sources, reasoning on IoT data, and running orchestration applications. Key management challenges involve provisioning, configuration, deployment, and management of federated Internet-scale systems. Though being an evolution from classical management, managing IoT things is still disruptive as classical assumptions about connectivity, compute resources, or usage patterns do not hold anymore. Management patterns that are tailored for Decentralized Orchestration and Management of Distributed Heterogeneous Things are still missing. In the DOMINOS workshop we want to address the challenges that emerge from establishing management of the IoT.

DOMINOS2018 is co-located with the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management. The workshop will be a full day workshop on Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C., USA.

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About the acronym and the logo...

Did you ever play with domino stones? Only some of them fit together. There are plenty of them. Most of them are different from each other.

It is the same with the Things in the Internet of Things. The acronym and the logo express that by arranging and rearranging the stones in the domino and the things in the IoT you can create many different outcomes - like you can implement diverse scenarios by applying different management...

DOMINOS 2019 Workshop | April 12, 2019 | Hilton DoubleTree Hotel - Crystal City | Washington, D.C., USA