Interrogating Capabilities of IoT Devices

Stanislav Beran, Edoardo Pignotti, Pete Edwards

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In this demo we present the Trusted Tiny Things system that can be used to interrogate Internet of Things (IoT) devices and present users with information about their characteristics and capabilities. The system consists of a mobile application used to retrieve information about IoT devices supported by RESTful web services. In order to infer IoT device capabilities our services perform reasoning over the provenance of devices characterised using an extension of the PROV-O ontology. In this demo we illustrate the use of the system with two distinct IoT devices: an NFC tag used at bus stops to provide a means to access real-time bus timetables, and a blackbox device installed into vehicles by insurance companies to track driving behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data and Processes
Subtitle of host publication5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014, Cologne, Germany, June 9-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-16462-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-16461-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Bibliographical note

This research is supported by the UK Research Councils’ Digital Economy IT
as a Utility Network+ (EP/K003569/1) and the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub


  • IoT
  • provenance
  • transparency
  • privacy
  • internet of things


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