IoT6 is structured in 9 interconnected Work packages:
WP1 will provide the architecture design and requirements to be implemented by the following WPs, with clear specifications for WP2 and WP3, and the formal architecture description to be used for the dissemination (WP8). Retro feeding loops will be provided to adapt and fine tune the design according to the developments made in the subsequent WPs.
WP2 and WP3 address two different layers of the UIoT6 architecture:
- WP2 will research and provide the IPv6 features to be exploited by the architecture;
- WP3 will research and implement the service layer of the architecture.
They will be closely cooperating in order to provide a coherent development and to provide the core architectural components (stacks and web services) required for the following WPs, in order to integrate and interconnect various systems into the new architecture.
WP4 will research and test an innovative way to integrate heterogeneous communication protocols into the UIoT6 architecture, enabling interoperability among heterogeneous devices, including non IP-based ones.
WP5 will explore and research an innovative approach of intelligence distribution by developing a smart box which will test the “smart routing” feature. It will also provide the physical connectivity with on part of the heterogeneous communication protocols.
WP6 will research and explore innovative forms of interactions by integrating the UIoT6 architecture with EPCIS, mobile networks, and business processes applications and tools, with a cloud computing approach including Softwares as a Service (SaaS).
WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6 will interact directly in their research and development. They will deliver the required solutions for the integration, tests and validation (WP7). Retro feeding loops will also be considered to use the test bed as an opportunity to fine tune the development made by WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6.
All WPs will contribute to WP 8 in terms of dissemination and exploitation. WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6 may also benefit from WP8 and its interaction with international alliances and standardization bodies, which can support the WPs development.
WP9 is in charge of the project management.