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SPHERE deployment manager: A tool for deploying IoT sensor networks at large scale

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAd-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018, Saint-Malo, France, September 5-7, 2018. Proceedings
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer, Cham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030002473
ISBN (Print)9783030002466
DateAccepted/In press - 20 Jun 2018
DatePublished (current) - 30 Aug 2018
Event17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018 - St. Malo, France
Duration: 5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11104 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018
CitySt. Malo


Internet of Things (IoT) technology has the potential to revolutionise several domains of everyday life, including the healthcare sector. In order to reach its full potential, IoT technology needs to be evaluated in the real world, beyond controlled environments, such as laboratories and test-beds. SPHERE is an experimental sensing platform for healthcare in a residential environment. Unlike other similar smart home health systems, SPHERE is deployed in a large number of properties of volunteers. Based on our experiences and lessons learned from SPHERE’s large-scale deployments, this paper focuses on the challenge of effectively managing the sensor installation overhead, aiming at supporting our deployment technicians with achieving a satisfactory deployment throughput. In this context, this paper presents the SPHERE Deployment Manager: an open-source tool that facilitates the deployment of bespoke IoT networks by technicians that are not experts in IoT technology. We believe that the SPHERE Deployment Manager is a tool that can accelerate future IoT research deployments of similar nature and scale.

    Research areas

  • Deployment tools, Internet of Things, Sensor deployments


17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018

Duration5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
CitySt. Malo

Event: Conference

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