An Analysis of Open Protocols for Smart Cities


The development of advanced services that are the promise of smart cities are based on a connected infrastructure, devices (e.g., cars, IoT devices, etc.), and software systems. Therefore, the exchange of data among such components is a prerequisite that is based on the definition of common protocols and data formats that needs to be open to assure the availability in the long run. However, too many protocols and formats can create confusion and fragmentation that can produce the opposite effect making difficult the creation of a uniform architecture.
This talk will explore the main protocols and data formats used in the context of the smart cities identifying the main characteristics and the overlaps.