Universal Integration of the Internet of Things through an IPv6-based Service Oriented Architecture enabling heterogeneous components interoperability.
The Collaborative project is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Information Society and Media, Information and Communication Technologies within the framework of the Specific Programme "Cooperation". The duration of the project shall be 36 months from 01 October 2011.

The IoT6 project aims at exploiting the potential of IPv6 and related standards (6LoWPAN, CORE, COAP, etc.) to overcome current shortcomings and fragmentation of the Internet of Things, in line with the CERP-IoT and EC recommendations. Its main challenges and objectives are to research, design and develop a highly scalable IPv6-based Service-Oriented Architecture to achieve interoperability, mobility, cloud computing integration and intelligence distribution among heterogeneous smart things components, applications and services. Its potential will be researched by exploring innovative forms of interactions such as:

  • Information and intelligence distribution
  • Multi-protocol interoperability with and among heterogeneous devices
  • Device mobility and mobile phone networks integration, to provide ubiquitous access and seamless communication
  • Cloud computing integration with Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • IPv6 - Smart Things Information Services (STIS) innovative interactions

The main outcomes of IoT6 are recommendations on IPv6 features exploitation for the Internet of Things and an open and well-defined IPv6-based Service Oriented Architecture enabling interoperability, mobility, cloud computing and intelligence distribution among heterogeneous smart things components, applications and services,- including with business processes management tools.

To achieve these ambitious goals, the consortium consists of seven international academic or research partners and two industrial partners that bring in expertise from complementary research areas such as IPv6, multi-protocol interoperability, routing protocols, security, SOAs, sensor networks, building automation, mobile phone networks, cloud computing, business processes and EPCIS/RFID. IoT6 is supported by a large industry support group with renowned members, which will act as general advisors and will support the dissemination, exploitation and standardization activities.

More information about the project can be found here.

Project duration: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014.