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

Xenofon Fafoutis*, Atis Elsts, George Oikonomou, Robert Piechocki

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Abstract

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.

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
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages307-318
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030002473
ISBN (Print)9783030002466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 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

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018
CountryFrance
CitySt. Malo
Period5/09/187/09/18

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health

Keywords

  • Deployment tools
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor deployments

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  • Projects

    SPHERE (EPSRC IRC)

    Craddock, I. J., Coyle, D. T., Flach, P. A., Kaleshi, D., Mirmehdi, M., Piechocki, R. J., Stark, B. H., Ascione, R., Ashburn, A. M., Burnett, M. E., Aldamen, D., Gooberman-Hill, R. J. S., Harwin, W. S., Hilton, G., Holderbaum, W., Holley, A. P., Manchester, V. A., Meller, B. J., Stack, E. & Gilchrist, I. D.

    1/10/1330/09/18

    Project: Research, Parent

    Cite this

    Fafoutis, X., Elsts, A., Oikonomou, G., & Piechocki, R. (2018). SPHERE deployment manager: A tool for deploying IoT sensor networks at large scale. In Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks: 17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2018, Saint-Malo, France, September 5-7, 2018. Proceedings (pp. 307-318). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11104 LNCS). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00247-3_27