FI architecture needs to take into account IoT as a first object component; and security, privacy, trust and user confidence are critical in an IoT ecosystem…
Antonio F. Skarmeta, Alessandro Bassi, Trevor Peirce, and Antonio J. Jara.
Smart cities is the main topic in the Future Internet Week being addressed in Aalborg. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most important fundaments for the smart cities, and is becoming slowly but steadily one of the core elements of the Future Internet (FI). In fact, various architectures and approaches from Future Internet such as Cloud Computing (Software as a Service – SaaS), which are being linked with the Web of Things, which is also allowing to define Sensors as a Service (SaaS) are clear examples of this relation between Future Internet and IoT architectures. At this particular point, where the IoT is a reality, where several IoT-based high scale deployments are being carried out such as Rome, and Santander. It is essential to discuss what are the IoT-specific aspects that the FI architecture has to take into account, in order to efficiently map the IoT architectures into an overall FI architecture, and particularly, how to manage rights of the individual (i.e. privacy) and its interaction with IoT objects taking into account aspects like delegation, access control as key aspects in the inclusion of the Internet of Things in the common lives with its total inclusion in the city of the future.
The main goal of this session is to highlight various aspects of IoT architecture and how it should map to the FI. It is expected this mapping will lead to major challenges associated with addressing/identity, ID/Locator approaches, and as the openness and ubiquity features of the FI will present different horizontal challenges to offer a suitable support for security, privacy and trust. Therefore, this session is focused on the presentation and discussion about the main challenges to be solved with techniques such as Identity Management and ID/Locator split architectures for privacy addressing, in order to make feasible the direct inclusion of the Internet of Things in the FI supporting, in a safe and suitable way, the new generation of services, solutions and architectures for the smart cities. Finally, it will be discussed about the interest for a Privacy Impact Assessment for smart things in smart cities, in smart cities, in order to make awareness and participles to the citizens about their rights and privacy.
Format of the session
The session is divided in two main panels and final closing panel to highlight topics not adequately addressed, involving questions and interaction with the audience. The first panel presents real examples and specific details, requirements and design issues to make feasible the integration of the Internet of Things in the Future Internet with Identity Management and ID/Locator split approaches. The second panel, picks up where the initial panel leaves off with a deeper analysis of the security, privacy and trust issues for the integration of the Internet of Things in the Future Internet, which is one of the most important challenges to be addressed in the current status, and how this affects to scenarios such as the smart cities. Finally, it will be defined the next steps to be carried out, in order to reach Privacy Impact Assessments for Smart Things in Smart Cities, in order to get a feedback and awareness from the people about the inclusion of new IoT and FI technologies in their lives.
Panel 1. ID/Locator architectures and solutions for IoT/FI architecture
- Identity and addressing: Identity/Locator architectures requirements for IoT.
- What features and specifications need to be supported by the devices for the next generation of networks?
- How to adapt the current solutions to the Future Internet of Things?
- How to reach a suitable integration of the existing IPv6-focused architecture with an Identity-based approach, reaching a high impact, use and standardization?
- Protocols: Presentation of some of the crucial design issues from the requirements and constrains which are presented from the hardware level for Identity Management.
- How technologies and protocols deal with some of the challenges (e.g. HIP DEX)?
- Is this presenting a feasible overload to work over lightweight technologies such as 6LoWPAN?
- How Future Internet envision the IoT integration and the management of privacy and security?
- Identity Management and its integration with the application and services: Design issues and considerations for service deployment in real applications.
- Identifier and Identity implications over IoT world.
- Web of Things and Restful, How are they affected with the Identity Management?
- How could be applied the Identity overlay for dissemination of the information?, could the ubiquity of the IoT be the next medium to reach the citizens?, how should be the policy and regulations of this in order respect user privacy and not to annoy with the excess of information and advertising.
Panel 2. IoT/FI privacy, security & trust: towards a Privacy Impact Assessment of Smart Things in Smart Environments (Smart Cities).
- User involvement in the definition of the policies.
- Extending the RFID-based Privacy Impact Assessments for smart things and its impact in smart environments such as pervasive and smart cities.
- How the Identity management can address the users policies and privacy requirements.
- Default profiles, anonymous data collection, personalized privacy.
- Considerations for the Future Internet architecture for the privacy and security management in the Internet of Things.
- Policy related actions and new regulations addressing the new issues of the IoT
- Relationship between existing IoT-specific EU regulations and technological advances. Are IoT policies too far ahead of technology/research?
- How could the EU make awareness to the citizens about the new security aspects, privacy issues and considerations for the new generation of communications based on the IoT.
- Which regulations should be defined/refined in order to solve the mentioned security aspects?