in conjunction with APRICOT 2012

IP Routing in Smart Object Networks and the Internet of Things

When: Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 (UTC +5:30)
Where: Room 292
Instructors: Jeff Apcar Cisco Systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a pervasive and ubiquitous network which enables the monitoring and control of our physical environment by collecting, processing, and analyzing the data generated by Smart-Objects. A Smart-Object (SO) is a physical object (eg., light bulb, smart power meters, garden sprinklers) with an embedded sensor (or actuator) which is able to communicate. Smart Objects usually operate in a highly constrained environment in terms of physical size, available memory, CPU power and battery life in addition to communicating over wireless low power lossy networks. This environment throws up quite a number of routing challenges that traditional routing protocols cannot satisfy.

This presentation covers enhancements and innovations that were necessary to allow Smart Objects to route information over IPv6 in the Internet Of Things. In particular, carrying IPv6 over low power networks (6LowPAN) and the RPL the new routing protocol for Smart Objects will be discussed.

Tutorial Slides