What Does this Device Do?

Edoardo Pignotti, Stanislav Beran, Pete Edwards

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Abstract

This paper describes the Trusted Tiny Things project which is investigating some of the challenges inherit in making the Internet of Things (IoT) more transparent to users. We present a semantic framework for reasoning about the capabilities of IoT devices based on provenance information collected from devices and their associated services. As part of this framework we have developed a semantic model, services and a smartphone app to represent, store and query IoT provenance. The semantic model and app was informed via a series of participatory design activities with users. In this paper we discuss the use of the system with two distinct IoT devices: an NFC tag used at bus stops to provide a means to access real-time bus timetables, and a black-box device installed into vehicles by insurance companies to track driving behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationURB-IOT '14 Proceedings of the First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space
PublisherICST
Pages56-61
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-63190-037-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • IoT
  • provenance
  • transparency

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    Pignotti, E., Beran, S., & Edwards, P. (2014). What Does this Device Do? In URB-IOT '14 Proceedings of the First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (pp. 56-61). ICST. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.urb-iot.2014.257287