EU - RELYonIT - Research by Experimentation for Dependability on the Internet of Things
Existing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions do not provide dependable performance. A major reason for this is that embedded wireless sensors and actuators are deeply affected by their often hostile environment. Radio interference from other wireless equipment and electrical appliances impairs communication, temperature variations affect battery capacity and electronics. RELYonIT is addressing this problem by providing a systematic framework and toolchain to enable dependable IoT applications by taking into account all relevant environmental properties and their impact on IoT platforms and networks. Environment-aware IoT protocols will be developed and automatically configured to meet application-specific dependability requirements.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is deemed to enable applications of utmost societal value including smart cities, smart grids, and smart healthcare. However, most of these applications pose strict dependability requirements on IoT performance: sensor data and actuation commands must be delivered reliably and timely while batteries powering devices must last for a given time in the order of years. Failure to meet these requirements may result in risks for humans and infrastructures, insufficient user satisfaction, and high costs.

Existing IoT solutions do not provide dependable performance. A major reason for this is that embedded wireless sensors and actuators are deeply affected by their often hostile environment. Radio interference from other wireless equipment and electrical appliances impairs communication, temperature and humidity variations affect battery capacity and electronics.

RELYonIT will close this gap by providing a systematic framework and toolchain to enable dependable IoT applications by taking into account all relevant environmental properties and their impact on IoT platforms and protocols. Environment-aware IoT protocols will be developed and automatically configured to meet application-specific dependability requirements.

Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Kay Römer
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.sc.ETH
Participant / Staff Member
Carlo Alberto Boano
Assoc.Prof. Dott. Dott. mag. Dr.techn. MSc
Felix Jonathan Oppermann
Dipl.-Inform.
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • University of Lancaster
  • Universität zu Lübeck
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
Research areas
  • Networked Embedded Systems
Start: 31.08.2013
End: 30.01.2015

Selected Publications

2015
Book
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach Report on 2nd year cooperation, dissemination and joint activities Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Publishable Summary Report Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach Final Integrated Prototype and Experiment Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach Report on Protocol Selection, Parameterization, and Runtime Adaptation Show publication in PURE
Journal Article
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer RELYonIT: Dependability for the Internet of Things Show publication in PURE
Conference/Workshop Article
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Automatic Protocol Configuration for Dependable Internet of Things Applications 10th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp)10th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp) 148-156 Show publication in PURE
2014
Book
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer D-2.2 & D-2.3 - Report on Protocol Models & Validation and Verification Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Report on Optimized and Newly Designed Protocols Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach First Integrated Prototype and Experiment Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach Report on Runtime Assurance Show publication in PURE
Book Chapter
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer A Decade of Wireless Sensing Applications: Survey and TaxonomyThe Art of Wireless Sensor Networks11-50 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer No Dependability, No Internet of Thingsnet-Xperiment future23-23 Show publication in PURE
Conference/Workshop Article
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer TempLab: A Testbed Infrastructure to Study the Impact of Temperature on Wireless Sensor Networks Proc. of IEEE/ACM IPSN 2014 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Estimating Packet Reception Rate in Noisy Environments 9th IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications 1-7 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Demo Abstract: How Temperature Affects IoT Communication Adjunct Proceedings EWSN 2014 1-2 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Poster Abstract: Automatic Configuration of Controlled Interference Experiments in Sensornet Testbeds 12th ACM International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) 342-343 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Temperature on Low-Power Wireless Protocols 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 1-9 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Demo Abstract: A Testbed Infrastructure to Study the Impact of Temperature on WSN Prof. of IEEE Percom 2014 Show publication in PURE
Other Article
Carlo Alberto Boano RELYonIT Show publication in PURE
2013
Book
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Report on Use Case Definition and Requirements Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Report on Environmental and Platform Models Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Report on Learning Models Parameters Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Uwe Römer and Marcel Carsten Baunach Report on 1st year cooperation, dissemination and joint activities Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Prototype of Testbeds with Realistic Environmental Effects Show publication in PURE
Book Chapter
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Performance Evaluation of Link Quality EstimatorsBaccour, Nouha u.a.: Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks87-116 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer External Radio InterferenceBaccour, Nouha u.a.: Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks21-63 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer On the Use of Link Quality Estimation for Improving Higher Layer Protocols and MechanismsBaccour, Nouha u.a.: Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks117-145 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Overview of Link Quality EstimationBaccour, Nouha u.a.: Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks65-68 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Characteristics of Low-Power LinksBaccour, Nouha u.a.: Radio Link Quality Estimation in Low-Power Wireless Networks1-20 Show publication in PURE
Conference/Workshop Article
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Hot Packets: A Systematic Evaluation of the Effect of Temperature on Low Power Wireless Transceivers Extreme Conference on Communication 7-12 Show publication in PURE
Carlo Alberto Boano Temperature Hints for Sensornet Routing ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems 1-2 Show publication in PURE
2012
Book
Carlo Alberto Boano and Kay Uwe Römer Jam-X: Wireless Agreement under Interference Show publication in PURE
Journal Article
Carlo Alberto Boano Radio Link Quality Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks: a Survey Show publication in PURE
2011
Journal Article
Carlo Alberto Boano Quantifying the Channel Quality for Interference-Aware Wireless Sensor Networks Show publication in PURE
2010
Journal Article
Carlo Alberto Boano The Impact of Temperature on Outdoor Industrial Sensornet Applications Show publication in PURE