The virtual environment of things (VEoT): A framework for integrating smart things into networked virtual environments

Jih Wei Wu, Ding Wei Chou, Jehn Ruey Jiang

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Abstract

The key concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is linking physical smart things to the Internet to make them active participants on the Internet. The Web of Things (WoT) uses the World Wide Web platform and its associated technologies as a framework to realize IoT. Inspired by WoT, we propose a new paradigm, the Virtual Environment of Things (VEoT), to integrate real-world smart things and virtual-world avatars/objects in a computer generated virtual environment so that entities in either worlds can interact with one another in a real-time manner. To prove the VEoT concept, we design a hierarchical smart gateway, REX (Resources Exchange), to embody smart things as Restful resources that can be combined with networked virtual environments (NVEs) to realize the integration and the interaction of the virtual environments and the real world. In addition, we implement a VEoT-based NVE, called X-Campus, for guiding visitors to navigate a building of National Central University to verify the feasibility of VEoT. This implementation shows the VEoT framework works properly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, iThings 2014, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, GreenCom 2014 and 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical-Social Computing, CPS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages456-459
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959679
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Mar 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, iThings 2014, Collocated with 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, CPSCom 2014 and 2014 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, GreenCom 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, iThings 2014, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, GreenCom 2014 and 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical-Social Computing, CPS 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, iThings 2014, Collocated with 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, CPSCom 2014 and 2014 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, GreenCom 2014
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period1/09/143/09/14

Keywords

  • IoT
  • NVE
  • REST
  • RFID
  • VEoT
  • Virtual environment of things
  • WoT
  • WSN

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