1. Internet of Things
2. IoTWORLD® Introduction
3. Architecture
4. Capabilities
5. Use Cases
6. 5G Testbed
7. Awards
8. Team Members

1. Internet of Things

Every day, more and more objects are connected to the Internet, creating a hyper-connected world where humans, things, and machines live together. This is known as the Internet of Things. The realization of this vision has enabled applications such as Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Homes, eHealth, Smart Driving, Smart Grids, and many others. These innovations are changing our daily lives.

To realize the Internet of Things, though, many challenges have to be faced. A key one consists in designing new wireless communication technologies that enable the remote communication among autonomous low-cost devices in an efficient manner. Moreover, it is of paramount importance to design cutting edge algorithms that analyze the data gathered by the sensing devices to extract valuable information for the applications at hand.


2. IoTWORLD® Introduction

IoTWORLD® is an End-to-End testbed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The main focus is on Wireless Communications systems and data analytics. IoTWORLD® is a unique testbed for the IoT. It features scalable design, end-user involvement, integration with 5G technologies, heterogeneity of wireless technologies, traffic shaping using SDN and virtualization of network infrastructure resources using NFV.

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3. IoTWORLD® Architecture


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4. IoTWORLD® capabilities

  • Applied research:

IoTWORLD® testbed facilitates experimental research in the area of wireless communications, design of 5G networks, Machine Learning for IoT and communications.

IoTWORLD® has been used to demonstrate the potential of the Distributed Queuing technology, referred to as DQ (click here for more info). DQ is wireless technology capable of dealing with ideally an infinite number of devices connected to the same network, thus being very suitable for the Internet of Things.


  • Heterogeneous implementations:

IoTWORLD® allows several technologies to coexist and cooperate to achieve a common goal. For instance, it is possible to connect two completely different networks connected to the same gateway. For example, one network can collect temperature measurements transmitting at the 2,4GHz Band. Simultaneously, the other network, using a different technology and hardware platform from a different vendor, can detect presence using an ultrasonic sensor and transmit data in the subGHz band.


  • Commercial solutions integration:

Thanks to its flexibility, IoTWORLD® also allows the easy integration of off-the-shelf technologies. Just as an example, indoor location using Low Power Bluetooth beacons are also part of the features available in IoTWORLD®.

5. IoTWORLD® use cases

IoTWORLD® enables to conduct research and development activities tightly coupled with real-life use cases:

  • Indoor air quality and gas monitoring
  • Smart energy grids: Distribution Automation (DA) and smart HVAC control
  • Smart parking: presence detection
  • Water and waste management
  • Smart lighting
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Remote robot control
  • eHealth: Heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring

6. IoTWORLD® as part of a bigger testbed

IoTWORLD® constitutes a fundamental part of the unique End-to-End 5G experimental platform available at CTTC. IoTWORLD® can be connected to other demonstrators devoted to the physical layer, optical networks, and wireless backhauling. Together, end-to-end research can be conducted towards a holistic definition and exploration of 5G technologies.

7. Awards

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8. Team Members

IoTWORLD® is aimed at fostering the collaboration of CTTC with academic and research partners, as well as with companies…and you. Let’s bring together your idea to the real world!

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