Civitas: The Smart City Middleware, from Sensors to Big Data
F.J. Villanueva; M.J. Santofimia; D. Villa; J. Barba; J.C. López
Cenference: IEEE International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing
Location: Taiwan
Date: 03/07/2013 - 05/07/2013
Pages: 811-816
Software development for smart cities bring into light new concerns, such as how to deal with scalability, heterogeneity (sensors, actuators, high performance computing devices, etc.), geolocation information or privacy issues, among some.Traditional approaches to distributed systems fail to address these challenges, because they were mainly devoted to enterprise IT environments. This paper proposes a middleware framework, called Civitas, specially devoted to support the task of service development for the Smart City paradigm. This paper also analyzes the main drawbacks of traditional approaches to middleware service development and how these are overcome in the middleware framework proposed here.