|Title||SMEPP: A Secure Middleware for Embedded P2P|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||R. J. Caro, D. Garrido, P. Plaza, R. Roman, N. Sanz, and J. L. Serrano|
|Conference Name||ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit (ICT-MobileSummit’09)|
|Conference Location||Santander (Spain)|
The increasing presence of embedded devices with internet access capabilities constitutes a new challenge in software development. These devices are now cooperating in a distributed manner towards what has been called as "Internet of Things". In this new scenario the client-server model is sometimes not adequate and dynamic ad-hoc networks are more common than before. However, security poses as a hard issue as these systems are extremely vulnerable. In this paper, we introduce SMEPP project, which aims at developing a middleware designed for P2P systems with a special focus on embedded devices and security. SMEPP is designed to be deployed in a wide range of devices. It tries to ease the development of applications hiding platforms details and other aspects such as scalability, adaptability and interoperability. A full implementation of this middleware is already available that incorporates security features specially designed for low-resource devices. Moreover, we describe two business applications being developed using this middleware in the context of "Digital Home" and "Environmental Monitoring in Industrial Environments".
SMEPP: A Secure Middleware for Embedded P2P