What is IoT

Nowadays, most of the interactions performed through the Internet consist on the human–human connections. However, everyday more and more Smart Objects can connect themselves to the Internet and in the future we can expect to have more connected Smart Objects than persons. These objects can interact between themselves, send data to each other and perform certain action when certain conditions are met. Heterogeneous objects interacting between themselves: That is the definition of Internet of Things.
IoT appeared in response to the necessities of the supply chains and the identification of objects, persons and animal through the use of RFID intelligent tags. Subsequently, with the use of RFID, we can assign a single identifier to an object. We can locate a certain object for a certain task. However, for the Internet of Things to exist, three steps are required: integrated intelligence, connectivity and interaction. That is why the base for Internet of Things are the sensors and the RFID cards. And yet, these are not the only ones. According to Near Field Communications (NFC), the sensor networks, Actuators Networks (WSAN) and RFID, ‘‘are the atomic components that will merge the real world with the digital world’’. Sensors can capture almost any kind of information, change or data. These can be processed by a Smart Object (a Smartphone, for instance) or sent to a server.
By using the RFID intelligent tags we can identify different objects, so, through radiofrequency, we can know the properties of this element and monitor it. If we combine both of them, a certain object will be able to perform an action as a reaction to an event captured by a certain sensor. To achieve these objectives, we need an intelligent infrastructure capable of connecting the different objects and granting them enough intelligence to interact with each other. In some cases communicating them the decision they have to make. It would only be necessary if the Smart Objects do not have intelligence of their own or if they need it in a certain moment because of an external decision.

Current Thesis

  • MIDGAR: Interoperability of objects in the Internet of Things scenario using Model-Driven Engineering. Author: Cristian González García. Directors: Dr. Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle, Dra. B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo.

Read thesis

  • Diseño de objetos virtuales colaborativos orientados a servicios en el marco de Internet de las cosas [2012]. Author: Jordán Pascual Espada. Directors: Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle, Óscar Sanjuán Martínez.
  • Sistema de recomendación de contenidos para libros inteligentes. [2012] Author: Edward Rolando Núñez Valdéz. Directors: Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle, Óscar Sanjuán Martínez.
  • Modelo de Cobertura en Redes Inalámbricas basada en Radiosidad por Refinamiento Progresivo. [2006] Author: Néstor García Fernández. Director: Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle.
  • Diseño asistido por ordenador de redes de teledistribución. [1996] Author: Melchor Alonso Requejo. Director: Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle.

Current Projects

  • Cozy: Prototipo Internet de las Cosas para la automatización de sistemas de frío y calor en una sala. Author: Marco Vidal García. Directors: Vicente García Díaz, Cristian González García.
  • BILROST: Interconexión de objetos inteligentes a través de redes sociales. Author: Daniel Meana Llorián. Director: B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo.
  • Aplicación de recolección de datos de los sensores de un micro-controlador. Author: Lara prieto. Directors: Vicente García Díaz, Cristian González García.
  • Editor gráfico para gestionar los sensores y dispositivos de una granja. Author: José Antonio Benito Suárez. Directors: Vicente García Díaz, Cristian González García.
  • Editor textual para crear la gestión automatizada de una granja. Author: Sergio Berjano Salinas. Directors: Vicente García Díaz, Cristian González García.
  • Ayuda a Entrenadores Deportivos 2.0. Author: Omar García Carballo. Directors:B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo, Cristian González García.

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  • MiBot: Asistente personal automatizado programable mediante el uso de Internet de las Cosas. [2016] Author: Miguel Ángel González Machado. Directors: B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo, Cristian González García.
  • Seguridad en la interconexión de Smart Objects en el marco de Internet of Things. [2015] Author: Gonzalo Sánchez Arias. Director: B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo.
  • Desarrollo e implementación de integradores de plataforma utilizando Fi-Ware. [2015] Author: Ricardo Diez Villamañán. Directors: Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle, Cristian González García.
  • Plataforma web para la gestión de objetos inteligentes. [2015] Author: Fernando José Rodríguez Sánchez. Directors: Vicente García Díaz, Cristian González García.
  • MIDGAR: Plataforma para la generación dinámica de aplicaciones distribuidas basadas en la integración de redes de sensores y dispositivos electrónicos IoT. [2013] Author: Cristian González García. Directors: B. Cristina Pelayo García-Bustelo, Jordán Pascual Espada.